‘Craigslist Killer’ Commits Suicide

Committed suicide while awaiting trial in a Boston jail

Accused “Craigslist killer” Philip Markoff — who was awaiting trial on charges that he killed a New York masseuse in a hotel room — committed suicide this morning in a Boston jail, officials said.

Markoff, 24, a former Boston University medical student, was arrested in April 2009 for the murder of erotic masseuse Julissa Brisman at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and the robbery of Trisha Leffler at the Westin Hotel.

Police said Markoff met both women through ads they ran on the online classified service Craigslist.

Markoff had been placed on suicide watch in the days after his arrest.

Read more at the New York Post.