Craigslist Killer

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 22 01:02:49 UTC 2009

At 7:42 PM -0500 4/21/09, Scot LaFaive wrote:
>I heard this phrase used today to describe Philip Markoff, accused of
>killing a woman in Boston, and I'd thought it was unique, like the Boston
>Strangler or the Green River Killer. But it turns out it was used
>for Michael Anderson, killer from Minnesota, as well. I guess I find it
>somewhat strange that the media would overlap names like that since it takes
>away from the marketability of the story.
Yes, somehow "a Craigslist Killer" doesn't have the same ring.  More
along the lines of "Jack A Ripper".


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