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Craigslist Killer‘Numerous’ tips on Craigslist killer probed.

As a grand jury convened to interview witnesses in the horrifying murder of aspiring actress and model Julissa Brisman, cops were chasing down leads yesterday from “numerous tips” that poured in from people who think they know who the Craiglist killer is.

Police believe the killer is the same john who bound and robbed at gunpoint a 29-year-old hooker from Las Vegas in her room at the Westin Copley Place April 10. Like Brisman, she had advertised services on

Investigators do not believe any business was conducted between Brisman, who advertised as a masseuse, and her visitor before she died, a source told the Herald.

Police are urging other women who may have been victims and who recognize the man to come forward.

“There is a possibility that maybe women in this scenario are not reporting what happened to them,” said Boston police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll. “We’re hoping more information might lead to his arrest.”

Driscoll said victims who work as prostitutes need not fear that coming forward will incriminate them.

As it is unclear how many victims and crimes eventually might be attributed to the same man, Jake Wark, spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley, assured, “All aspects of (Brisman’s) homicide and any potential links to any other cases are under investigation.”

Northeastern University criminologist James Fox said the Craigslist killer appears to have killed Brisman to cover his tracks. “If he was concerned she was screaming and someone was gonna hear, one of the quickest ways to quiet someone is with a bullet,” he said.

Brisman’s friend, Mark Pines, wasn’t so sure. “I know if someone was robbing her and there was a threat, she would not resist,” he said. “She’d give them the money, which is why I feel she didn’t get killed over a robbery, and that she got killed over this person’s violent needs.”

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Cessna 421

Cessna 421Small plane goes down in Oakland Park neighborhood.

No one home when Cessna crashed into house.

A small plane crashed into a house shortly after taking off from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport late this morning.

The Cessna 421 twin-engine prop plane took off around 11:15 a.m. and went down near Andrews Avenue, just north of Commercial Boulevard, said airport spokesman Chaz Adams.

Officials from the airport and the Federal Aviation Administrations are saying the pilot was the only person on board.

"Shortly after it got in the air, it did report trouble to the tower," Adams said. "The tower cleared it to come back and land. In trying to make it back, that's when it went down."

The exact location was 5240 NW First Ave. Adams said at least three people live in the house, and none were home at the time.

"I don't see any possibility of a survivor," said Matt Little, a spokesman for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, which was offering aid to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue trucks at the scene.

Adams said the plane was headed to Fernandina Beach, near Jacksonville. The plane is owned by Sebring Air Charter, with offices in Tamarac.

The crash caused a fire that is under control, said Oakland Park city spokesman David Rafter.

Eddie Mujica, who works at Allied Advertising north of the crash site, said he and coworkers watched it happen.

"We saw the plane turn sideways, and then it just nosedived," he said. Then came the smoke. "It's not something you see every day," he said.

Mujica, a Twitter user (emujica), quickly took a picture of the rising smoke and sent a picture to his followers.

Another witness, Maria Alfaro, told NBC-6: "I saw the plane so close to the roof. It tried to turn and it went down."

Scores of people are outside their homes watching the drama unfold.

Residents said they didn't hear the crash, but first realized what happened when they saw the smoke.

"They need to stop flying here," said Kerrie Interlandi, a neighborhood resident echoing the concern of many who complained that plane crashes in the area occur too often.

This is at least the fifth crash involving planes taking off from Executive Airport since June 2004.

The plane cut power lines before it hit the house, officials said, and FPL spokeswoman Sharon Bennett said power was shut down to 1,644 customers in the neighborhood after the crash.

Emergency officials requested the action for safety reasons, Bennett said.

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Miranda Tozier Robbins

Miranda Tozier RobbinsBritney Spears Fan Arrested Outside Singer's Home.

Alleged trespasser auditioned for 'American Idol' in 2005 with a Spears song.

Police arrested a 26-year-old woman in camouflage gear who snuck into the gated Calabasas, California, community that is home to Britney Spears on Thursday. E! Online reports that Miranda Tozier-Robbins was arrested on suspicion of trespassing and disorderly conduct after officers saw her peeking into the windows of Spears' home.

A private guard in the gated community reportedly asked Tozier-Robbins to leave the area and when she did not comply, he called the police and physically escorted her from the premises. Tozier-Robbins, who in addition to her camo fatigues was reportedly carrying a backpack and a video camera, auditioned for season five of "American Idol" in October 2005, singing the Spears song "Everytime," and made it to the second round of cuts that season, after missing out on a trip to Hollywood the previous year. Tozier-Robbins' "Idol" blog lists her as a student at the New England Institute of Art and has her admitting, "I have issues but I'm working on them."

Spears has been back in Los Angeles this week, performing two shows at the Staples Center on Thursday and Friday night, but she was not home at the time that Tozier-Robbins was apprehended. The alleged trespasser was originally held on $5,000 bail, but was released after agreeing to return to a Malibu court on June 16.

Tozier-Robbins' mother, Barbara, told E! that she was shocked by the arrest, saying, "You are kidding. ... I knew she was a fan of [Britney]. I don't know why she would go there. ... She's never been in trouble before. I guess she just wanted to see Britney."

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