BOSTON — A former Boston University medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through Craigslist was found dead in his jail cell on Sunday, NBC News reported.
Suffolk County Sheriff's Office told NBC News that Philip Markoff, 24, was declared dead by emergency medical workers at about 10:15 Sunday morning. The body was found in the Nashua Street Jail.
In April 2009, Markoff pleaded not guilty to fatally shooting Julissa Brisman of New York and robbing a Las Vegas woman. Both occurred in Boston hotels.
John Salsberg, who was Markoff's lawyer, said he was shocked and saddened about his client's death. He would not comment further.
He had been scheduled to stand trial in March.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.