The woman who was allegedly murdered in Boston by the "craigslist killer" once worked for one of New York City's most notorious madams, the Daily News reported.
Kristin Davis told the News Julissa Brisman worked for her two years ago, but described the 26-year-old as a "nightmare."
"She was a good kid, but kind of a nightmare," Davis told the newspaper. "She had a bad drinking problem. We rescued her a couple of times from a bar where she hung out when she was supposed to be working.
"I kept giving her second chances," the madam added. "She'd come back and promise she was sober."
Brisman was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the torso, Davis said. She was rushed to Boston Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Davis, who is said to have one of the largest black books in the business, told the News that Brisman went by the name "Stacey" during the year and a hald she worked for her.
The madam said Brisman offered only sensual body rubs and wasn't selling sex, the News reported.
Brisman's friends told the News she stopped drinking and was attending AA meetings for the past year.
Boston police say they believe Brisman's slaying is connected to an attack on a woman in a Rhode Island hotel days later. They cite "a number of similarities."
Boston police haven't explicitly said the same man committed both crimes, though the suspects have similar descriptions. They cite only "a strong connection" in the cases.
Police say they've received more than 150 tips about the fatal shooting of Brisman at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The New York City woman advertised massage services on Craigslist and had a massage table set up in the room where she was shot Tuesday.
The woman attacked Thursday in Warwick, R.I., advertised lap dances on Craigslist. She was held at gunpoint before her husband entered the room and her attacker fled.
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