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Med Student Arrested In Craigslist Murder (Suspect Engagement Photos)
CBS News ^ | April 20, 2009

Posted on 04/20/2009 9:00:07 PM PDT by red flanker

A Boston University medical student was arrested Monday in the shooting death in a hotel of a masseuse and the robbery of another woman who both advertised their services on Craigslist.

Phil Markoff, 22, was arrested during a traffic stop Monday afternoon on Interstate 95 in Walpole, south of Boston, Police Commissioner Ed Davis said at a news conference to announce the arrest. He is also connected to an assault on a Las Vegas exotic dancer in Rhode Island last week.

Markoff's arrest came days after his image was shown on surveillance video at the hotels. Davis said that authorities had him under observation for days before making the arrest.

Authorities said Markoff was originally from upstate New York and now lives in Quincy, just south of Boston. A Facebook profile matching Markoff's identity, including his photograph, lists him as a 2007 graduate of State University of New York-Albany and in the 2011 class at BU. CBS' News Sammy Rose Saltzman and Ryan Corsaro report that friends and acquaintances contacted for the story describe Markoff as "likeable," "preppy," and "conservative." He and his fiancé, Megan McAllister, had a website detailing plans for their wedding that was planned for August in Long Branch, N.J.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bu; craigslist; markoff; prostitutes
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Suspect was engaged to be married in August and has info of how he met his fiancee while working in hospital ER. If he is guilty, he may still get married...but hopefully to a guy named Bubba.

How We Met:
We met while going to college at University at Albany together.  Megan was a senior and Phil was a sophomore. Our apartment buildings were right next door and we didn't even know it until we met one day at the hospital.  We both started volunteering at the hospital on September 19, 2005. We volunteered at the Emergecy Room together and spent about 2 months pushing stretchers down hallways and bringing blood and urine samples to pathology together before our first date on November 11, 2005!!  ER where we worked together...

Important Dates First Date: 11/11/2005 Engagement Date: 5/17/2008 Wedding Date: 8/14/2009



1 posted on 04/20/2009 9:00:07 PM PDT by red flanker
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To: red flanker
CBS' News Sammy Rose Saltzman and Ryan Corsaro report that friends and acquaintances contacted for the story describe Markoff as "likeable," "preppy," and "conservative."

right... sure

2 posted on 04/20/2009 9:06:06 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: red flanker

I think I found a pic too

http://www.albany.edu/advisement/prehealth2/listserv.html


3 posted on 04/20/2009 9:07:54 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Teddy Kennedy is preppy.


4 posted on 04/20/2009 9:09:21 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: GeronL

Just watch tomorrow’s network morning shows.

He’ll be called, “The Conservative Killer.”


5 posted on 04/20/2009 9:10:28 PM PDT by Travis McGee ("Foreign Enemies And Traitors" will be ready the first week of May.)
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To: red flanker

http://liblogs.albany.edu/UNL205jacobson/2006/09/belgian_court_tells_google_to.html

he asks a question about copyright and misspells ‘legal’


6 posted on 04/20/2009 9:12:07 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: red flanker

Well, I’m a-thinkin’ that there weddin’ is OFF!/s

and, WHY is he described as “conservative” by his UNNAMED acquaintances?
“Likeable”, evidently NOT. “Preppy”, like that preppy murderer a few years ago.
Just more SeeBS/s


7 posted on 04/20/2009 9:14:14 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: red flanker

“Engagement Date: 5/17/2008 Wedding Date: 8/14/2009”

I hate long engagements!


8 posted on 04/20/2009 9:14:57 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Travis McGee

“Dressing the Part” an article in the Boston Globe from Sept 8, 2007 he was mentioned as taking part in ‘White Coat Day Ceremony’


9 posted on 04/20/2009 9:16:50 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: red flanker

Clang clang, Markoff’s silver hammer made sure that she was dead.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 9:19:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: red flanker

That photo is from their actual website, which can be reached at the SeeBS News link above. It’s a pretentious hoot! Don’t these people know there’s a DEPRESSION going on? Visit it before it gets taken down!!!
I do feel sorry for Megan though-this has got to be the ultimate nightmare for a starry-eyed young lady!


11 posted on 04/20/2009 9:33:50 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

I think they are using conservative as in “dresses conservatively” as opposed to “flamboyantly”. Not in the political sense.


12 posted on 04/20/2009 9:42:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

I think it’s the short hair, expensive school and the suit.

Oh wait.

That describes Obama...


13 posted on 04/20/2009 9:45:43 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Got Tea?)
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To: GeronL
CBS' News Sammy Rose Saltzman and Ryan Corsaro report that friends and acquaintances contacted for the story describe Markoff as "likeable," "preppy," and "conservative."

right... sure

Remember, if he is guilty, that was his front to people. Obviously, if guilty, his acts would make him neither likeable nor conservative.

14 posted on 04/20/2009 9:50:18 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Frank_2001
I do feel sorry for Megan though-this has got to be the ultimate nightmare for a starry-eyed young lady!

She should thank her lucky stars that she's still alive to be able to bawl her eyes out. Her life path was headed in the same direction as Laci Peterson or Lori Hacking's.

15 posted on 04/20/2009 9:59:55 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: red flanker
Police believe Markoff may have other victims
16 posted on 04/20/2009 10:08:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: red flanker

17 posted on 04/20/2009 10:11:49 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GeronL

Her world just got shattered...BIG TIME!


18 posted on 04/20/2009 10:12:27 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Ezekiel
She should thank her lucky stars that she's still alive to be able to bawl her eyes out.

Isn't that the truth!

19 posted on 04/20/2009 10:13:38 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: red flanker

Residents of the sprawling 800-unit High Point apartment complex where Markoff rented a third-floor flat earlier this year mostly described him as an average Joe, but several said there was something not quite right about him.

"The guy was friendly enough. He'd say hello when you saw him and he supposedly had a girlfriend," said John Uva, who has lived in the building for two years.

"But he was never really around much, and there was a creepy factor to it."

Mike Dyer, 27, who lives on the second floor, said he was stunned to learn he was living "right under" the accused killer.

20 posted on 04/20/2009 10:17:37 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: red flanker

This will make an awesome TV movie of the week.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 10:19:16 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Chris Matthews has a lot in common with Walter Duranty)
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To: kcvl

<”But he was never really around much, and there was a creepy factor to it.”

Does not being around much make you creepy? And how would people know you’re creepy if you’re not around?


22 posted on 04/20/2009 10:22:25 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: red flanker

The Herald crew reports, among other things, that the “nice, clean-cut” Markoff has also been suspended from Boston U.

“Markoff took this exam on March 20. How did he do? And if he failed, could this have been enough of a stressor to trigger his crimes?”

******

Check out the website where kooks are leaving horrible messages to the fiancee...

http://www.megan-philip.com/


23 posted on 04/20/2009 10:24:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Travis McGee

BWAAAAAH! ROTFL!


24 posted on 04/20/2009 10:34:33 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: radiohead

“He seemed like such a nice boy...”


25 posted on 04/20/2009 10:34:51 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: red flanker

The Boston Herald reports: His online trail did him in, police say. Investigators said they chased down “high-tech leads” and traced “IP addresses to physical locations” to snare Markoff in his own matrix.

http://www.appscout.com/2009/04/alleged_craigslist_killer_done.php


26 posted on 04/20/2009 10:36:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: GeronL

A man who identified himself only as Gary, Markoff's stepfather, said he was shocked by the arrest.

"He's a great kid," said Gary, who is divorced from Markoff's mother. "I can't believe what's going on. . . . He's a very bright, intelligent, articulate guy. I just keep thinking there must be some mistake."

27 posted on 04/20/2009 10:46:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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<His online trail did him in,

I have a limited (real name, real job) online presence due to work. With effort, and if someone had access to my personal computers, they could probably find my aliases on different boards around the net, but in general, I don’t make a habit of putting my name and every movement out there online.

What I don’t understand is some people’s, mostly young people’s, need to be visible online all the time. I work in a university and the library computers always busy with kids updating their damn Facebook pages and chatting w/people, rather than using them for library work. Either they’re online w/Facebook, MySpace, or Twitter or they’ve got their phone glued to their head. They never seem to be able to be alone for a minute.


28 posted on 04/20/2009 10:48:13 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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he’s a great kid alright /sarc


29 posted on 04/20/2009 10:59:26 PM PDT by GeronL (TYRANNY SENTINEL. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

A SUNY Albany alum told CBS News that Markoff talked about going to strip clubs, but never mentioned visiting a prostitute. He said he got in many arguments with Markoff about his misogynistic attitude towards women.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/20/national/main4958272.shtml


30 posted on 04/20/2009 11:01:12 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: radiohead

I don’t know why anyone wants to put out their every thought for others to read. I like my privacy & quite time too much I guess.


31 posted on 04/20/2009 11:04:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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>>His online trail did him in

What a tangled Web we weave!


32 posted on 04/20/2009 11:37:09 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: kcvl

Yeah, they’ve gotta be kooks to put messages like that on there. Some people don’t deserve to be human; in fact they don’t even deserve to be dogs, for that matter...


33 posted on 04/20/2009 11:56:41 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: kcvl

Damn,,I hope the bridesmaids haven’t paid for their dresses. And the wedding gifts? Does she have to return them?

We need her flatware pattern,,having a dejavous over the Runaway Bride!


34 posted on 04/21/2009 3:01:15 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: kcvl

check out the registry. She likes Kate Spade everyday china and loves pink appliances like blenders, etc. Man,,


35 posted on 04/21/2009 3:04:51 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Frank_2001

Well, today they are saying he was politically conservative and a Republican to boot! All bets off.


36 posted on 04/21/2009 6:46:32 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: cajungirl

Nice to see you cajungirl! Megan hasn’t registered for any sterling, just some tacky Vera Wang stainless.


37 posted on 04/21/2009 7:44:46 AM PDT by Andy'smom
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She is standing by him!

She emailed CBS ‘news’ and said they must have the wrong person!


38 posted on 04/21/2009 7:54:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Andy'smom

I liked the Kate Spade but the pink blender, etc,was just too much for me. She does have nice Vera stemware but again, no silver flatware. What is it with these modern girls!


39 posted on 04/21/2009 8:10:48 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: kcvl

STand by your man!!


40 posted on 04/21/2009 8:11:38 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: kcvl

My (uninformed) guess at this time is that he’s a self-loathing poofter and could not deal with it. As far as him being pre-med, I bet his grades were in the crapper.


41 posted on 04/21/2009 8:15:36 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: cajungirl

She is in for a rude awakening!


42 posted on 04/21/2009 8:16:11 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

aww,,maybe it was prewedding jitters. Maybe he needed money for the engagement ring.

Don’t you belive in romance anymore? After all he wouldn’t hurt a fly.


43 posted on 04/21/2009 8:20:46 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Pharmboy

I read that he was suspended at least once.

I heard this morning that the police think the motive was MONEY. Fox News called his dad’s dentist practice and the receptionist said that he was too busy to come to the phone.


44 posted on 04/21/2009 8:28:08 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: cajungirl

The police believe there are more victims.


45 posted on 04/21/2009 8:33:12 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
The woman-hating thing could be the tip-off for my theory. How much cash could a traveling masseuse carry on her? Also, no mention of sexual assault. I do not believe the money was behind this...we shall see.

Don't be surprised if he had a history of torturing animals when he was a kid.

46 posted on 04/21/2009 8:38:21 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: cajungirl

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=7387628&page=1

Police Say Accused Craigslist Killer Owed Gambling Debts


47 posted on 04/21/2009 8:40:57 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Pharmboy

See post #47.


48 posted on 04/21/2009 8:51:24 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

No problem believing that, but for a reasonably clever guy, is this the best way to get money via armed robbery? I don’t think so...


49 posted on 04/21/2009 9:08:22 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must...)
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To: red flanker

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?


50 posted on 04/21/2009 9:16:56 AM PDT by golf lover
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