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    Masseuse found murdered in well-known Boston hotel

    Man sought in killing possibly linked to Craigslist

    (CNN) -- Police in Boston, Massachusetts, are searching for a man suspected in the murder of one woman and the armed robbery of two others, all of whom, they say, he may have met through their Craigslist ads for personal services.

    Officers discovered New York resident Julissa Brisman, 26, unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds at Boston's Copley Marriott Hotel on Tuesday night. She was transferred to Boston Medical Center, where she died shortly afterward.

    Police said Brisman, a model, offered massages via Craigslist, a popular online classified ad service.

    The confrontation between Brisman and her killer seems to have begun as an attempted robbery, police said.

    "It appears that there was a struggle between the victim and the suspect in the threshold of the hotel room immediately prior to the shooting," the Boston Police Department said in a statement on its Web site.

    Police speculate the man may also be responsible for the recent robberies of two other young women who offered personal services via Craigslist.

    Four days before Brisman's slaying, a 29-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint at a Westin Hotel in Boston. Police spokesman Joe Zanola would not disclose the details of her Craigslist ad but said she and Brisman were "involved in similar professions."

    On Thursday night at a Holiday Inn Express in Warwick, Rhode Island, a man tied up and demanded money from a 26-year-old dancer who had posted a Craigslist advertisement, according to Warwick's police chief, Col. Stephen McCartney.

    The robbery was interrupted when the woman's husband entered the room. After pointing his gun at the husband, the suspect fled, according to McCartney.

    He said that no conclusions could be made but allowed that the incident "may be related to similar crimes occurring in the Boston area."

    Matthew Terhune, a photographer who met Brisman when he took pictures of her for a calendar last year, described her as "just a really sweet, goofy, energetic kid."

    He added that she was enrolled in Alcoholics Anonymous and was contemplating counseling fellow recovering addicts. He had been unaware of her side job as an Internet masseuse.

    Surveillance videos from the hotel where Brisman was murdered showed a tall, clean-cut young blond man in a black windbreaker leaving the property, said the Boston Police Department, which is asking the public's help in identifying the man.

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    Craig responds

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    Setting the Record Straight Regarding Crime on Craigslist

    We're really horrified and saddened that our community services have been associated in any way with a crime of violence.

    There appears to be a psycho on the loose around Boston.

    We always help the cops out fast with the help they need from us, but they tell us not to comment on current investigations.

    That is, we're effective at helping cops and DAs with the forensics they need to catch crooks. Downside is increased press coverage, creating wrong perceptions regarding craigslist, but we'll still do the right thing.

    Craigslist gets around 50 million people using it per month; considering that, the crime rate we see is very low.

    That's a testament to the trustworthiness of the vast majority of community members... and maybe most crooks realize how vulnerable they are using our site.

    Hey, do me a favor, and pass this on.
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    Now we find out the victim probably worked for an escort service. I've always suspected that it was more dangerous for an escort to work as an incall as compared to working strictly as outcall. Any psycho can show up at your room. Some might say that outcall is as more dangerous, however, incall makes it easier for a psycho...no need to spend money on a room and/or book a room under your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Now we find out the victim probably worked for an escort service. I've always suspected that it was more dangerous for an escort to work as an incall as compared to working strictly as outcall. Any psycho can show up at your room. Some might say that outcall is as more dangerous, however, incall makes it easier for a psycho...no need to spend money on a room and/or book a room under your name.
    Robbery seems to be the alleged motive so incall if the dollars are kept in room would be the more attractive target.
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    Glad they arrested that monster. The dude is a medical student from Boston. I wished te crime took place in Texas, they would have excecuted him a la Bush style. Boston on the other hand, is another story.

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    Now they'll just throw him in prison for life and fuck his face and ass til it bleeds every day.
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Now they'll just throw him in prison for life and fuck his face and ass til it bleeds every day.
    Agreed,

    Yes, a lifetime of brutal torture would be more appropriate than letting him off quickly as some impulsive executioner might suggest.

    Sadly,

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    Last edited by Merlot; 04-21-2009 at 10:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-19
    No, Boston is too busy executing Les Canadiens right now.
    Haha, now that's funny!!
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