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'Craigslist Killer' Wrote Ex-Fiancee's Name in Blood


Suffolk County, Mass. (ABC) -- "Craigslist Killer" Philip Markoff wrote his ex-fiancee's name, "Megan," in blood on a wall as he killed himself in his jail cell on the anniversary of what was supposed to have been his wedding, ABC News has learned.

Markoff, a former medical student at Boston University, also wrote a second word in blood -- what looked like "pocket" -- as part of his elaborate suicide, a source said.

The former medical student evidently used an object shaved into a razor to slash major arteries in his ankles, legs and neck, and wrote the words in blood, sources told ABC News. He wrapped his wounds in plastic, covered his head with a plastic bag and stuffed toilet paper down his throat so jail authorities could not resuscitate him, then covered himself head-to-toe with a blanket, sources added. 

After several cell checks, a deputy sheriff noted that Markoff's body hadn't moved and made a "health and welfare check on him," said a source at the Nashua Street Jail.

"They pulled the cover back and it was a bloodbath,'' said another law enforcement source at the jail. "Her name was in a prominent place in the cell."

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