Craigslist Killer Found Dead in Jail Cell

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 AM PDT
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Craigslist Killer Found Dead in Jail Cell

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Bail was denied Tuesday for Philip Markoff, believed to be the "Craigslist Killer" who killed an aspiring New York actress in a luxury hotel room. Markoff was placed under suicide watch on Thursday after police found what appeared to be shoelace marks on his neck.

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A former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday, according to NBC News.

The case has been followed by many in the Bay Area in part because Craigslist is based in San Francisco.

Suffolk County Sheriff's Office told NBC News that Philip Markoff, 24, was declared dead by emergency medical workers at about 10:15 Sunday morning East Coast time.

The body was found in the Nashua Street Jail.

In April 2009, Markoff pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting Julissa Brisman of New York and robbing a Las Vegas woman. Both occurred in Boston hotels.

He had been scheduled to stand trial next Spring.

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