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Craigslist Killer, Philip Markoff, Commits Suicide in Jail

 The famous Craigslist killer, Philip Markoff, was awaiting his trial since being arrested for murders last year in April. Today the Boston Jail Officials announced that Philip Markoff has committed suicide inside the cell of his jail. The circumstances of the suicide have not been made public yet but the authorities disclosed that evidence at the scene suggested that Philip Markoff has taken his own life.


Philip Markoff was arrested for the murder of Julissa Brisman who was a popular masseur at Craigslist and for armed robbery of a woman in Las Vegas. Philip Markoff was also thought of as a suspect for an attack on a stripper. The first two crimes were reported in April 2009 and the evidence at the crime scene implicated Philip Markoff.


According to the statement of the officials, Philip Markoff slit his wrists and then tied his shoelaces around his neck. He was found unresponsive in his cell and declared dead at 10:15 am.


The news of Philip Markoff’s suicide comes exactly one day after what would have been his wedding anniversary which got canceled last year due to his crime allegations following his arrest. He was on a suicide watch when his previous attempts at suicide were discovered.


 

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