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Craigslist Suspect Wrote Name In Cell

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities in Boston say a former medical student accused of killing a New York City masseuse he met through Craigslist scrawled the name of his former fiancee on the wall of his cell apparently in blood  before committing suicide.

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley confirmed Tuesday the name "Megan" and the word "pocket" were written above the door in Philip Markoff's cell. Investigators are still trying to determine the meaning of the word "pocket."

Conley says preliminary autopsy reports show Markoff killed himself Sunday by puncturing several veins and cutting off his air supply with a plastic bag.

Authorities also had charged Markoff in the armed robbery of a Las Vegas woman and the assault of a stripper inside a Rhode Island hotel.
      
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