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Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Suspect arrested in killing of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

The New York Post reports that Marcotte was visiting her mum in Princeton, Massachusetts, in August when she went out for a job and was killed.

Reiterated Early during Saturday's press conference: 'It was through (Marcotte's) determined fight and efforts that we obtained the DNA of her killer'.

POLICE have arrested a man in relation to the death of jogger Vanessa Marcotte, a Google executive who went missing in August a year ago.

Several outlets are reporting that an arrest was made in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old Boston University grad whose body was found after she went out for a jog while visiting her family in Princeton last August. She worked as an account manager for Google in NY.

Colon-Ortiz was charged Friday with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape. Investigators determined that Marcotte was sexually assaulted, but put up a fight and struggled with the suspect before her death. He eventually obtained a DNA sample from the driver, identified as Ortiz, and it was a match. The suspect has cooperated with police, and requested an attorney and an interpreter.

The arrest in the case came as a relief to many in Princeton, a close-knit community of just over 3,000.

Her body was found in a remote, wooded area a half mile away later that evening.

In February, the DNA evidence helped authorities develop a profile of the suspect. Officers additionally discovered the alleged killer's DNA on her back, under her fingernails and on her phone.

Sources said Ortiz was being held at the State Police barracks in Millbury, and is due to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Pictured, Vanessa Marcotte who was allegedly murdered at the hands of Angelo Colon OrtizPictured, Vanessa Marcotte (right side) and friend.Alleged Angelo Colon Ortiz victim, Vanessa Marcotte.Pictured, Vanessa Marcotte and mother.


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