Just days after the debate over whether Craigslist essentially promotes prostitution by allowing users to post ads online, police said that the Internet helped them find Philip Markoff, a 22-year-old medical student arrested in connection with the shooting death of Julissa Brisman in a Boston hotel.Tech Played Role In Hunt For Craigslist Killer -- InformationWeek
Police said that a 29-year-old woman reported being robbed at gunpoint less than two weeks ago after meeting a Craigslist user in a hotel room in an affluent section of Boston. Four days later, Brisman, a 26-year-old New York City model, was shot to death as she tried to flee a hotel room in Boston. She went to the hotel to meet someone who responded to her Craigslist ad for massages. Two days later, a 26-year-old woman reported that a man tried to rob her at gunpoint in a Rhode Island hotel. That victim also met the perpetrator through a Craigslist erotic services ad.
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