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Mourner: Slain Jogger Was 'Everybody's Daughter'

Community holds vigil for Vanessa Marcotte

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    A vigil was held Tuesday night in Princeton, Massachusetts, for the woman who was murdered Sunday while out jogging near her mother's house. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016)

    People in Princeton, Massachusetts, turned out Tuesday to mourn the young woman who was killed two days ago while out jogging.

    The community held a vigil at First Presbyterian Church of Princeton for 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte.

    "When one falls in our town it hurts. It hurts. It hurts big," said resident Holly Clemence.

    Marcotte grew up in nearby Leominster and was home from New York visiting her parents when she was murdered near her mother's house Sunday afternoon.

    "It couldn't have happened to a nicer person," said Justine Popkik, who went to high school with Marcotte. "I'm 27 and things like that shouldn't happen to people my age."

    Investigators are still pouring over hundreds of clues and tips in the case.

    "We've had hundreds of tips that have been coming in with regard to this," said Worcester District Attorney, Joseph Early.

    Police said they completed the autopsy today but at this time, cannot release a cause of death.

    Meanwhile, residents are now being vigilant, locking doors and looking out for one another.

    "She's everybody's daughter," said one mourner. "Whoever this individual is he's going to have the whole town that's going to be looking for him."

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