FNC / Surveillance footage from the Marriot Copley Place hotel shows the suspect in the death of a woman there
AP / Frame from video surveillance camera at the Marriott Copley provided by the Boston Police Department shows a 'person of interest' in attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at luxury hotels. Boston police are investigating attacks on two masseuses-for-hire at luxury hotels, including the killing of one woman at the ritzy Marriott Copley. Both women had advertised massage services on Craigslist, the online classified service, and both were guests at luxury hotels.
Boston 'Craigslist' Killing May Be Linked to Attempted Robbery in Rhode Island
Friday, April 17, 2009 / ASSOCIATED PRESS
WARWICK, R.I. — An exotic dancer who was bound and held at gunpoint at a suburban Providence hotel by a man who answered her Craigslist ad suggested that her ordeal could be linked to a Boston hotel slaying, police said Friday.
A 26-year-old Las Vegas woman who police believe was offering sex for money through the Craigslist posting was attacked at a Holiday Inn Express late Thursday night, Warwick Police Chief Stephen McCartney said. The assailant fled when the victim's husband returned to the room.
Earlier this week, a woman who advertised massage services on Craigslist was shot and killed at a luxury hotel in Boston.
McCartney said that after Thursday's attack in Warwick, "the victim apparently made a statement to police that in her opinion, this situation mirror-imaged what happened up in Boston. I think at the point in time our police responded, nobody was thinking about that."
McCartney said he didn't know specifics of the woman's Craigslist ad, but earlier in the day said he had been told she was advertising massage services.
The description of the suspect in Thursday's attack also matches that of a "person of interest" wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Julissa Brisman of New York City at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston on Tuesday night. And the same person may have been involved in the robbery last week of another Las Vegas woman at the Westin Copley Hotel, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said.
The 29-year-old woman had also advertised massage services on Craigslist, the online classified service.
Police in Warwick, which is about 60 miles south of Boston, describe the suspect as a clean-cut white male, approximately 6-feet tall, 200-pounds, with blond hair, wearing a black coat and blue jeans.
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