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April 21st, 2009
09:58 PM ET

Notes from the Craigslist murders

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/CRIME/04/21/mass.killing.craigslist/art.craigslist.arraignment.jpg caption="Medical student Philip Markoff, 22, appears in court Tuesday in Boston, Massachusetts."]

Alyssa Caplan
AC360 Associate Producer

Here's a little behind the scenes on Philip Markoff that I took in from working the story today:

– I read on Markoff’s wedding website last night that he was member of Phi Delta Epsilon while an undergrad student at SUNY-Albany. A student who said she was a Phi Delta Epsilon sophomore when Markoff was a senior. Says she’d only met Markoff a couple times, but had never heard anything bad about him.

– Its mission statement says “Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.” http://www.phide.org/about.cfm

– The manager at the Community Center in Sherrill NY where Markoff grew up said Markoff spent a good deal of time bowling with a few buddies, and remembers him as being friendly.

– Markoff was a 2004 grad of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. A classmate of his told me he wasn’t friends with Markoff’s but said the suspect's friends liked to bowl and played video games. Asked if Markoff had a high school sweetheart, the classmate didn’t remember.


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