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Police Still Chasing Down Leads in Princeton Jogger Homicide

Anyone with information regarding 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte's murder is asked to call 508-453-7589



    (Published Friday, Aug. 19, 2016)

    Police are chasing down several leads in the case of a jogger murdered in Princeton, Massachusetts.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was killed almost two weeks ago, but no arrests have been made in her case. Authorities have tested DNA in this case; however, they are still waiting for some results to come back. Meanwhile, they’re still looking for any information related to her death.

    We know that Marcotte was last spotted here on Brooks Station Road around 1 p.m. on Aug. 7, and police say they’re looking for a male who may have been spotted driving or parked there between 1 and 3 p.m. that afternoon.

    Narrowing down who that could have been could come down to DNA evidence.

    Man Claims to Have Been Questioned in Jogger's Death

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    Police would not say if the man is a lead or a person of interest, but he tells necn his DNA was swabbed as authorities investigated the murder of jogger Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton, Massachusetts.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    Earlier this week, necn interviewed a man who said police had questioned him and taken his DNA in connection with the case. He denies any involvement, but the interest in him highlights what police are considering.

    Necn has also learned the area resident had a job just around the corner from where Marcotte died a few days before her murder, and we’ve learned his employer is the one who tipped police off about him when he didn’t show up to work the day after she was killed.

    When necn asked where he was on the day she died and the day after, he said he was alone and acknowledged that his cell phone had been turned off.

    Police have not said whether he is a suspect in the case, and they continue to review hundreds of tips they’ve received in relation to it, but nearly two weeks into their investigation Marcotte's killer remains unknown.

    The family of that man said this week they no longer wish to comment on the investigation.

    Police are still asking for tips, and anyone with information can call 508-453-7589.

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    [NECN] Family, Friends Remember Life of Vanessa Marcotte
    The 27-year-old New York woman who was murdered after going out for a jog in Princeton, Massachusetts, is being honored at her wake Monday.
    (Published Monday, Aug. 15, 2016)

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