Accused 'Craigslist Killer' Found Dead in Cell Philip Markoff committed suicide, say authorities By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Aug 15, 2010 12:27 PM CDT 27 comments Comments In this April 21, 2009 file photo, Boston University medical student Philip Markoff stands during his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mark Garfinkel, Pool) (Newser) – Philip Markoff, the former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist, is dead in an apparent jailhouse suicide, say authorities. A spokesman for the Suffolk County sheriff's office says Philip Markoff was declared dead by emergency medical workers at about 10:15am. The body was found in the Nashua Street Jail. No additional information is immediately available, and an investigation has begun. Markoff's trial was expected to take place in March.