'Craigslist killer' commits suicide

Accused murderer Philip Markoff dies in jail, presumably by his own hand


Associated Press
August 15, 2010 9:31PM (UTC)

Authorities say the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist is dead from an apparent jailhouse suicide in Boston.

Ed Geary, a spokesman for the Suffolk County sheriff's office, says Philip Markoff was declared dead by emergency medical workers at about 10:15 Sunday morning. The body was found in the Nashua Street Jail.

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Geary says no additional information is immediately available, and an investigation has begun.

Markoff's trial was expected to take place in March.


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