Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did Phillip Markoff Attempt To Rob Julissa Brisman After Seeing A Craigslist Ad? Did A Failed Robbery Attempt Lead To Her Death?







CraigsList is once again in the news after a crime has been committed allegedly using their service. Who could forget Michael John Anderson who apparently used Craigslist to commit murder. LINK. Almost like deja vu, Phillip Markoff, a medical student, will be arraigned on a murder charge in Boston Municipal Court on Tuesday after the death of a woman who he may have contacted through a Craigslist ad. Julissa Brisman, a beautiful model, advertised massage services on Craigslist (an on line classified ad site.) Julia was found unconscious and suffering from multiple gun shot wounds on April 14, 2009 at the Boston Copley Marriott Hotel. Shortly thereafter she died at Boston Medical Center. She was 26 years old.
The suspect, Philip Markoff, initially does not fit the profile of a killer. He is a 22 year-old pre-med student at Boston University with no criminal record. He has good technical and Internet skills and is above average in intelligence. Yet how smart can he be. He apparently left quite an electronic footprint. He is also charged with the armed robbery and kidnapping of another female victim. Apparently, the Boston P.D. had Markoff under surveillance prior to his arrest.
Police theorize that the initial confrontation between Brisman and her killer started as an attempted robbery and ended up in murder. Boston Police Department. WMUR: Boston med student charged . Killing possibly linked to Craigslist

Hotel surveillance video shows a tall, clean-cut young blond man in a black windbreaker leaving the property. The Boston Police Department, requested the public's help in identifying the man.
Needless to say, authorities think the man is Markoff. Four days before Brisman's killing, Markoff is accused of robbing a 29-year-old woman at gunpoint at a Westin Hotel in Boston. Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley apparently thinks the two crimes are related.
Apparently the first victim also advertised similar services on Craigslist.

Conley thinks other victims may also come forward. Boston investigators are working with police in Warwick, Rhode Island, in what could be a related case. Apparently on April 16, 2009 a man tied up a 26 year-old dancer and demanded money at a Holiday Inn Express in Warwick. Apparently the dancer had posted an ad on Craigslist. The robbery was interrupted when the woman's husband entered the room causing the suspect to flee. Similar crimes have occurred in the Boston area and the connection is not yet clear. Police think assailant reads Craigslist ads.

Craigslist CEO is Jim Buckmaster. Buckmaster informed the press that Craigslist would evaluate the incident to see if additional safety measures are in order. Markoff is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.
Update 4-24-2004: Markoff's fiance is supporting her man and apparently believes that they have the wrong man. Unfortunately, a gun found in Markoff's appartment appears to be consistent with the murder weapon. There may also be finger print evidence. One previous study companion of Markoff relayed an under grad incident where Markoff was apparently drunk and tried to kiss her. She had to fight off Markoff's advances. But in general, even after that incident she thought he was a "good guy." A web site supporting Markoff's innocence has been set up for those interested. In the meantime, Phillip Markoff is in jail on a suicide watch.
Keep in mind that Phillip Markoff is to be considered innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law.

26 comments:

Blond Bombshell said...

A young man onthe Today Show that knew Phillip commented to the effect that he thought Phillip had some sort of need to dominate women. He also said that Phillip was engaged and planning on getting married.

Some wierd folks out here on the east coast.

Shell

not Hatin said...

BE cool. The dude could be totally innocent. That surveilance video don;t mean nothing without a confession or eye witnesses. Maybe the victims boyfriend followed her, found her with this guy and the boyfriend shot her. Not saying that is what happened. i am just saying, we don;t know all the facts yet. so be cool.

not Hatin

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katfish said...

Just saw on CNN at Markoff's arraignment a gun was found at Markoff's home of the same caliber as the gun used to kill Julissa Brisman. Plastic ties used at both the Weston and the Marriot were also found.

Did you know that Michael Anderson was found guilty of killing Katherine Olson on March 31 and convicted to LWOP on April 1,2009?
I combined both stories in the blog I did before Markoff was arrested on katfishponders last week.

Dollar Bill said...

The Pub meister covered the Anderson conviction back on 3-19-09

If you type in the name in the legal pub search it will come up.

http://legalpublication.blogspot.com/search?q=john+anderson

I think this guy is a killer. but both of these folks smell like money when the story gets sold to the highest bidding T.V. station.



Dollaar Bill

brenda said...

You can MARK OFF this man from the elgible list of bachelors.

LOL


Brenda

Jester said...

John Michael Anderson was the original Craiglist killer. Phillip is just a "MARK OFF."

Jester

Anonymous said...

Forget about Craigslist. Just don't be on Markoff's or Anderson's list and you will be fine.

Anonymous said...

Phillip appears to have been a sexist!

Anonymous said...

Sure, but no one could argue with Phil's taste in women. He hung with the best!

Anonymous said...

News reports show Julissa's friends making a big fuss about how Julissa was trying to get clean and sober which is a blatent reference to her being an AA member.

Speaking as a former AA Cult Member let me say the following: The men in AA talk about going to prostitutes so carelessly and casually in front of women they make it seem like a legtimate business. They viciously hit on young women new to the cult and have the same psychopathic attitude towards woman as Markoff.

AA is a front group, claiming recovery to collect insurance money. I'm sorry to hear this poor girl was in the process of becoming one of its newest recruiters by enrolling in one of their two year "counseling" programs.

Poor girl, she got eaten alive by her association with the cult pretty fast.

Anonymous said...

AA has its place. It has helped many. Not to say some of its members are not losers. Clearly that is why some of them became alcoholics. Also not to say that the male members don't hit on the females. But lets face it, that goes on everwhere, not just AA.

Anonymous said...

That hackeneyd line has kept the cult in good press for years. It helps no one. It's a huge lie.

go check out the Orange Papers online and read the truth about the disgusting cult.

"They are losers, that's why they become alcholhics in the fist place?" Nice. According to AA, they like to call it a disease -- to collect insurance money. When they aren't calling it a spiritual sickness and encouraging you to kiss the asses of the head sickos.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it could be the subject of an article. Care to write more info?

Legal Pub said...

Update 4-24-2004: Markoff's fiance is supporting her man and apparently believes that they have the wrong man. Unfortunately, a gun found in Markoff's appartment appears to be consistent with the murder weapon. There may also be finger print evidence. One previous study companion of Markoff relayed an under grad incident where Markoff was apparently drunk and tried to kiss her. She had to fight off Markoff's advances. But in general, even after that incident she thought he was a "good guy." A web site supporting Markoff's innocence has been set up for those interested. In the meantime, Phillip Markoff is in jail on a suicide watch.

Keep in mind that Phillip Markoff is to be considered innocent until otherwise proven in a court of law.

Anonymous said...

truly bazaar guy

Anonymous said...

He certainly targeted beautiful women!

ThesaurusMaximus said...

Markoff - the consummate Young [entitled] College Republican claims he can’t afford a lawyer.

Apparently he doesn’t goose step to the party’s “personal responsibility and accountability” mantra and is one of the losers the GOP yelled at for “not budgeting and living within their means”.

Doctor Daddy and all…had enough other people’s money to gamble and cavort with hookers but none to be found for personal responsibility of legal fees?

Markoff is a equal opportunity Young College Republican …we have to give him that

he used the email address sexaddict5385 to send explicit pictures and emails of himself to men he found on craigslist ads labeled M4T, meaning “men looking for transvestites.”

So much Kafka, so little time.

Anonymous said...

Markoff should be named "mess up."

Anonymous said...

More questions still lead to the same conclusion that the boy is ill!

Anonymous said...

While the fiance may suggest otherwise, the wedding plans are being cancelled!

Anonymous said...

Wedding plans are definitely off!

Anonymous said...

Wedding plans are definitely off!

Anonymous said...

Megan McCallister is back on the available list.

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Caylarfyl said...

While the fiance may suggest otherwise, the wedding plans are being cancelled!