An autopsy is scheduled for Monday in the death of Philip Markoff, a one-time medical student who died of an apparent suicide while facing charges in a killing tied to the Craigslist website.
According to CNN, Markoff was found unresponsive in his Boston, Massachusetts, jail cell Sunday morning and pronounced dead by medics, officials said.
The cause of death is under investigation, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis and Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement.
Markoff, 24, was charged in the April 14, 2009, fatal shooting and attempted robbery of Julissa Brisman, 25, at Boston’s Copley Marriott Hotel.
Police said that Brisman, a model, advertised as a masseuse on Craigslist, a popular online classifieds service, and said Markoff may have met her through the site.