NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Former Boston University medical student Philip Markoff was found dead in jail Sunday.

According to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Markoff died from an “apparent suicide.” He was pronounced dead by EMS at 10:17 a.m.

Markoff was accused of fatally shooting Julissa Brisman, a New York masseuse he met online through Craigslist, in April 2009. His trial was expected to take place in March 2011.

Authorities were investigating his death.