On April 14, 2009, Julissa Brisman, a model, arranged to meet a man at the Marriott Copley Hotel in New York City. Once the two were inside her room, the man attacked Julissa and restrained her with plastic ties. When she fought back, he bashed her head in and shot her several times in the chest, killing her.
Julissa’s lifeless body was found in a pool of blood in her hotel room on the 20th floor by hotel staff who phoned the authorities. The police arrived and found a purse containing Julissa’s identification and cell phone. She had a missed call from a woman named Beth.
Beth informed the authorities she arranged meetings between Julissa and her clients; she had a 10 pm appointment that very night with a man who called himself ‘Andy M.’ Beth gave the police the man's phone number and email address.