Philip Markoff, suspect in the slaying of Julissa Brisman, was arrested by police after he was stopped south of Boston on Interstate 95. Brisman, a 26-year old masseuse who advertised her services at Craigslist, was found dead on April 14 from a gunshot wound at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
Markoff, a Boston University medical student, was trailed by police for several days before he was arrested. His arraignment is scheduled on Tuesday in a court in Boston. He will likewise be charged for the kidnapping and armed robbery of another woman tied up in a hotel last April 10.
Police suspect that he may have had more victims and are encouraging them to come forward. According to police, the man who they identified as Markoff was seen on the video surveillance on both hotels where the crime took place. Forensic experts also linked Markoff to both crimes.
An email to Good Morning America was recently read on air claiming to be Markoff’s fiancee, Megan McAllister. The woman insisted that Markoff was innocent and could not hurt a fly.
Regardless of what happens to this case, I suggest everyone take the necessary precautions in Craigslist.