Philip Markoff has been linked to a third assault on a woman advertising sexual services on Craigslist, the Boston Globe reports. Police say the accused killer left fingerprints at a Rhode Island hotel where he tried to rob a prostitute last week and sent identifiable text messages immediately after the incident. Sources say he’ll soon be charged for the attempted robbery.
The 26-year-old victim, who advertised private lap dances on the classifieds site, said Markoff tied her up at gunpoint but fled from her hotel room when her husband arrived. Markoff, a 23-year-old medical student, pleaded not guilty earlier this week to charges of murder, kidnapping, and armed robbery in connection with assaults on two women at Boston hotels.