Autopsy for Accused Craiglist Killer Set

Authorities are planning to set an autopsy following the death of Philip Markoff. Markoff was once a medical student who apparently killed himself in the light of charges connecting him to the killing tied to the Craiglist website.

Officials said Markoff was found in his jail cell in Boston, Massachusetts. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley announced, in a statement, that the cause of death is still under investigation.

“Markoff was alone in his cell and all evidence collected thus far indicates that he took his own life,” the statement said. “Nonetheless, as with all such cases, a comprehensive investigation will be conducted to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding his death.”

It was in April 14, 2009 when the demised suspect was charged, following the shooting and attempted robbery of Julissa Brisman at Boston’s Copley Marriott Hotel. Police said that Brisman, a model, advertised as a masseuse on Craigslist, a popular online classifieds service, and said Markoff may have met her through the site.