New England Killer Finds Victims on Craigslist

Police believe three hotel murders are related

By Gabriel Winant,  Newser User

Posted Apr 17, 2009 11:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities believe a man suspected in attacks that left one woman dead and two others shaken in New England hotels found his victims through Craigslist, ABC News reports. Julissa Brisman, who advertised massage-therapy services on the site, was killed in a Boston Marriott on Tuesday; women offering similar services were attacked last week in Boston and last night in Warwick, RI.

Police say Brisman, a 26-year-old aspiring actress, might have been involved with an escort service, and that her murder could have been a robbery attempt gone bad. The two other women, who survived the encounters, were both robbed. The FBI and police are searching for the suspect, a clean-cut blond man likely in his 20s, relying on images captured on security cameras.

This frame grab from a video surveillance camera at the Westin hotel shows a person of interest in attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at Boston luxury hotels.
This frame grab from a video surveillance camera at the Westin hotel shows a "person of interest" in attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at Boston luxury hotels.   (AP Photo)
This undated photo shows Julissa Brisman, 26, of New York.
This undated photo shows Julissa Brisman, 26, of New York.   (AP Photo)
This frame grab from a video surveillance camera at the Boston Marriott Copley shows a person of interest in attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at luxury hotels.
This frame grab from a video surveillance camera at the Boston Marriott Copley shows a "person of interest" in attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at luxury hotels.   (AP Photo)
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