Craigslist Case Investigators Place Ad on Craigslist

Seeks other possible victims in case
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 24, 2009 10:47 AM CDT
Hector Brisman, left, father of slain masseuse Julissa Brisman of New York City, sits with victim advocate Paula Eckberg, right, in the courtroom during the arraignment of Boston University medical student...   (AP Photo/Mark Garfinkel-Pool)
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(Newser) – Investigators tracking the alleged Craigslist killer's actions are turning to the site at the heart of the case to reach out to more possible victims, the Boston Globe reports. They posted an ad in the site’s “Erotic Services” section reading: “Were you attacked or robbed at a Boston-area hotel after placing or answering an ad on Craigslist? If so, you may have information that could be helpful to police and prosecutors.”

The ad notes that investigators think the killer is a man who targeted “female Craigslist advertisers who would be reluctant to report the crimes.” Backers of Philip Markoff, who is in jail in Boston under suicide watch, have started a Facebook site called “Phil Markoff is Innocent Until Proven Guilty.” The site, with some 35 members so far, is “against the media who is quick to place blame, against the culture that has forgotten that people like Phil are suspects, not killers.”