Massachusetts authorities release description of vehicle connected to jogger's murder


Authorities investigating the killing of a Princeton, Massachusetts jogger said they are looking for a vehicle that was seen around the time of the murder.


The Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said they are looking for a dark-colored SUV that was seen around the time Vanessa Marcotte, 27, was murdered near where her body was found.

Marcotte’s body was found in the woods not far from her family home off Brooks Station Road on the evening of Aug. 7.

The dark-colored SUV was seen by witnesses parked on the road, near where her body was found.

State police asked the public to consider this information along with previously released information that the suspect is a male who may have had injuries on or after the date of Marcotte’s murder.

Marcotte did not return from an afternoon jog. Her body was found several hours after she was reported missing in the woods along Brooks Station Road, about a half-mile from her mother’s home.

After the discovery of Marcotte’s body, Massachusetts State Police set up the anonymous tip line for anyone who might have seen anything suspicious. It has received more than 1,000 calls.

“Detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early said in a statement.

Marcotte was an account manager for Google in New York City. She grew up in Leominster and graduated from Boston University.

Investigators are still asking anyone who may have information to call 508-453-7589 and speak to investigators.


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