The mother of a 25-year-old woman killed in a Boston hotel more than a week ago said Friday that she will remain haunted by her daughter’s death for the rest of her life. “Our family has been devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Julissa,” Carmen Guzman said in a statement released Friday, which would have been Julissa Brisman’s 26th birthday
Friends and acquaintances of Philip Markoff, a medical student accused of killing a woman he may have met through a Craigslist online ad, described the 23-year-old as a model student. “My girlfriend actually rode the elevator with him a lot alone; it’s kind of freaking her out now,” said Patrick Sullivan, who lived in the same apartment building as Markoff in Quincy, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb. “She thought he was kind of the all-American, good-looking guy,” Sullivan said.
Somali pirates released a Philippine tanker and its 23 crew Tuesday — five months after the ship was seized in the Gulf of Aden. Philip Markoff, a pre-med student at Boston University with no criminal record, also was charged with the armed robbery and kidnapping of another victim, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis announced Monday evening