Tragic End

Alleged ‘Craiglist Killer’ Kills Himself

The handsome young Boston University medical student who caused a stir last year when he was accused of murdering a young masseuse he met through Craigslist was found dead in his Boston jail cell after committing suicide, authorities said today. Philip Markoff was discovered at about 10:15 Sunday morning and pronounced shortly after. The 24-year-old was up against not only murder charges, but also charges that he bound and robbed a Las Vegas hooker just four days before the alleged murder and attacked an exotic dancer in Rhode Island during the same week. All three of his victims had posted sexual advertisements on Craigslist.