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Craigslist suspect's suicide riles victim's family

Aug 17, 2010 6:28:00 AM - thestate.com
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Suicides in jail aren't uncommon - but rarely do they involve such high-profile inmates as Craigslist killing suspect Philip Markoff.

Now the family of the woman he was accused of murdering is left yearning for justice, while the public remains captivated by the fit-for-Hollywood story of a medical student accused of soliciting a masseuse on Craigslist and shooting her dead during a botched robbery scheme in a posh Boston hotel.

Ultimately, Markoff chose his own ending: Suicide.

Authorities completed an autopsy Monday but were waiting for the results of specialized tests before releasing the cause of death.

Family members of slain masseuse Julissa Brisman were angry they won't have the chance to confront Markoff at trial and hear the details of their loved one's final moments, said a lawyer for Brisman's mother, Carmen Guzman.

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