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'Craigslist Killer' Markoff Solicited Sex from Men and Transsexuals


The Today show reports that Craigslist killer Philip Markoff solicited sex from men and transsexuals online, in addition to women. Markoff, who is engaged to be married, was arrested last week for the murder of a New York masseuse, and an assault on at least two other female escorts.

Watch Today's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. this will make the transition to being someone prison BITCH!! much easier

    Posted by: jimbo | Apr 27, 2009 12:08:01 PM

  2. This story just became too complex for the American media to handle.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 27, 2009 12:23:35 PM

  3. If he becomes nicknamed the "Bisexual Killer" by the media I'll be pissed.

    Posted by: Jude | Apr 27, 2009 12:30:13 PM

  4. I was appalled at this example of yellow journalism. I have been a dedicated watcher of Today for years, but this morning may have been just too much. The only point of this piece seemed to be for NBC News to yell "the Craigslist killer is a FAG!" Thereby making him less human and more of a freak, rather than reporting any real news.

    The news here was that there may have been Trans victims of this sicko (at least that's what the poor reporting seems to be indicating - it's not clear if he approached men who were not advertising on the transexual/transgender/transvestite parts of the site). Instead, the piece implied that the worst thing this guy could do was approach men, rather than the murders for which he's been accused. The way the correspondent noted the wedding with his fiancee was off also implied it was because of this new information - what, she was willing to marry him if he were just a murderer? Please.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Apr 27, 2009 12:38:27 PM

  5. haha craigslist..its funny because its sad

    Posted by: Ford | Apr 27, 2009 12:42:56 PM

  6. How long before the nudes surface? I don't have all day.

    Posted by: Michael | Apr 27, 2009 12:46:28 PM

  7. Great, another way to make bisexuals we dont have enough problems with society....

    Posted by: Brianr54 | Apr 27, 2009 12:47:39 PM

  8. It strikes me that Cpt. Doom is blaming the messenger for the message. Should this NOT have been reported?

    Posted by: Rick | Apr 27, 2009 12:52:43 PM

  9. I agree .. I'm ready for the nudes of this guy. Lets see what he's packing...

    Posted by: JS | Apr 27, 2009 12:56:26 PM

  10. Strange that the interviewer mentioned that the alleged killer's fiancee would be shocked by revelations he tried to pick up guys on craigslist. I would have thought that the biggest shock was that he was standing trial for murder.

    Posted by: Midland | Apr 27, 2009 12:59:16 PM

  11. So they are still calling her a "masseuse"?

    Posted by: tierceguy | Apr 27, 2009 1:12:24 PM

  12. I felt this all along! There was something STRANGE about his two "friends" who were interviewed on Larry King several days ago. Especially as a gay man I'm not saying there's ANY connection between straight guys who have gays friends and that straight guy actually being gay, but after hearing these two guys in the interview I really felt there was something hidden beneath the surface concerning Markoff's sexual orientation.

    Posted by: Jake | Apr 27, 2009 1:19:03 PM

  13. Something tells me he's packin' a big one. Can't wait to see.

    Posted by: Size Queen | Apr 27, 2009 1:21:44 PM

  14. SHIT! Now there will be numerous people who will try to tie being gay to the behavior of this sick bastard.

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 27, 2009 1:27:31 PM

  15. 'The Today show reports that Craigslist killer Philip Markoff...'

    The man hasn't even stood trial yet. Calling him the killer already would appear premature.

    Posted by: Midland | Apr 27, 2009 1:30:10 PM

  16. Yes Midland, that's true but with the huge amount of proof they have (ballistics from the gun found in a hollowed out book in his apt. , fingerprints on the plastic ties of his victim, etc...) it's a pretty safe bet, to say the least.

    Posted by: Please! | Apr 27, 2009 1:51:11 PM

  17. This thread is useless without pictures

    Posted by: Ian | Apr 27, 2009 1:58:16 PM

  18. Hmmm...both comments I added today were there...and now they are both gone. Neither was inflammatory in any way, although not like that gets your post deleted from this site.

    Posted by: Ian | Apr 27, 2009 2:14:44 PM

  19. I'm not saying whether he committed the crmes he's accused of. But as a reputable news source, towleroad should really wait until the jury has decided this man's guilt before christening him a killer. Until a court has ruled that he is, the man is innocent.

    Posted by: Midland | Apr 27, 2009 2:23:08 PM

  20. He was looking for easy victims, not sex partners.

    Posted by: anon | Apr 27, 2009 2:23:49 PM

  21. I don't think this will have much of a bi=psychopath effect in the public mind. I could be wrong, but...there are so many worse killers (if you go by number of victims) who were gay, bi, even lesbian. And the arguments about THEM were always lame, because the percentage of heterosexual killers (out of the hetero population) was always the same.

    Posted by: JT | Apr 27, 2009 2:29:00 PM

  22. "Hey, we think your fiance killed a whore"
    "No way. He is beautiful inside and out. He wouldn't hurt a fly."

    "Hey, we think your fiance does dudes and trannies"
    "Ahhhhh! the wedding is off!"

    Whatever. Nothing in this piece has said anything about his sexual orientation. He had a larger pool from which to draw victims. He didn't have sex with the women he robbed, he probably didn't with any men he victimized.

    Posted by: Will | Apr 27, 2009 2:30:46 PM

  23. My impression is that he was looking for easy prey to target, not sex. Since he didn't have sex with women victims, he probably wouldn't have had sex with the male victims either. Simple logic tells him that it would be easier to prey on women and gay men, maybe trannies as well, than on straight men. Hate to say it, he does look hot. I thought that when this case first started too. If that boring, gold-digging fiancee of his broke off their engagement to him because of the same sex allegations, but not because of the murder allegations, then she deserves her suffering.

    Posted by: Gabe R L | Apr 27, 2009 2:37:52 PM

  24. Will, just a thought ~ Why would he send naked pictures of himself to guys and not just the shirtless photo we have all seen? The shirtless photo would be enough to lure another guy somewhere to rob him.

    Posted by: Phil | Apr 27, 2009 2:41:52 PM

  25. Does anyone else think his nipples are hot?

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 27, 2009 2:46:34 PM

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