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Wake Held for Jogger Found Slain in Princeton, Mass.

Investigators believe she was attacked by a man and may have injured him in a struggle

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    The family and friends of Vanessa Marcotte honored her memory on Monday night at her wake in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, one week after she was killed. (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

    A wake was held Monday for the New York City Google employee found dead a week ago after she went for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home. 

    Vanessa Marcotte was found dead last Sunday night hours after she went for a run near her mother's home in Princeton, a rural town west of Boston.

    Runners, family, friends and community members met Sunday night in the small town for a 5K run in honor of the 27-year-old Google employee. 

    Investigators believe she was attacked by a man and may have injured him in a struggle. A cause of death hasn't been revealed in the case. 

    Wake to be Held for Slain Jogger

    [NECN] Wake to be Held for Slain Jogger
    A wake will be held for a jogger found slain in Princeton, Mass. (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

    Authorities say they've received hundreds of tips but don't have any suspects. They're urging residents in the area to remain vigilant. 

    Calling hours were from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday. 

    A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic church in Leominster, followed by burial at Woodside Cemetery in Westminster.

    According to her obituary, Marcotte was "kind, compassionate, bright, curious, charming, and vivacious" and "was blessed with beauty, grace, a generous spirit, and a loving heart."

    Murdered New York Runner Honored with 5K

    [NECN] Murdered New York Runner Honored with 5K
    Residents in Princeton, Massachusetts, honored the memory of a slain New York City jogger with a 5K run. (Published Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016)

    Marcotte's death shares some similarities with that of Karina Vetrano, a woman who was found strangled in a Queens park after leaving for a run on Aug. 2.

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