Boston police arrested a Boston University medical student in the killing of a New York woman at a luxury hotel last week and an earlier attack on another woman, the Boston Globe reports. Both victims had advertised personal services on Craigslist. Philip Markoff, 22, was charged with fatally shooting 26-year-old Julissa Brisman April 14 at the Marriott Copley Hotel and with the armed robbery and kidnapping of a prostitute who was tied up at another hotel April 10.
Brisman had advertised her masseuse service on Craigslist; the second victim was a prostitute who advertised through the website. The arrest was made in crimes whose brazen nature and swanky locale drew national attention and exposed the seamy world of prostitution fostered by the anonymity of the Internet. “There may be other victims out there with a similar MO, a Craigslist MO, and if there are, we want to help you,” said District Attorney Daniel Conley.