Also on Thursday, the former Boston University medical student's future father-in-law told reporters gathered outside his Little Silver, N.J., home that his daughter is still "praying" the arrest is a mistake.
"She's still confident in Phil. Other than that we're saying a lot of prayers," said Jim McAllister, father of Megan McAllister, 25, the Boston Herald reports. McAllister was planning to marry Markoff, 23, on Aug. 14 in a wedding on the Jersey Shore. Her father did not answer questions about whether the wedding is still on. When asked if his daughter was following all the latest scandalous allegations, Jim McAllister responded, "How can you not?"
Odd BehaviorAnd WBZ radio in Boston aired an interview with a Cape Cod woman, who did not want to be identified, who claims she sat next to Markoff at a blackjack table at Foxwoods casino on April 16, two days after he was accused of murdering masseuse Julissa Brisman, 26, and the same day he's suspected of attempting to rob a woman at a Warwick, R.I., hotel.
The Cape Cod woman said Markoff spent about $600 and hardly said a word, bringing down the upbeat mood at the table. His behavior was so odd, she told the radio station, that she mentioned him to her friends after he left. When she saw his picture in a newspaper after his arrest, she said to herself, 'Oh my God, it's him."
Foxwoods issued a statement earlier this week confirming its cooperation with police in the Markoff investigation. In another development, a friend of Markoff's started a Facebook page titled "Phil Markoff is Innocent Until Proven Guilty." The purpose: to "Rally against the media who is quick to place blame, against the culture that has forgotten that people like Phil are suspects, not killers."