I was wondering why I was seeing a spike in traffic for an old post about the alleged Craigslist killer, asking “Is Phillip Markoff Jewish?” Now I know: Markoff is dead. Suicide appears to be the cause.
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 was alone in his cell and all evidence collected thus far indicates that he took his own life,” the statement said. “Nonetheless, as with all such cases, a comprehensive investigation will be conducted to determine the facts and circumstances surrounding his death.”