Authorities Checking Hundreds of Tips in Murder of Jogger in Princeton, Massachusetts

What to Know

  • Vanessa Marcotte's body was found naked and burned on Sunday about a half-mile from her mother's home in Princeton, Massachusetts
  • Police are asking residents to be remain vigilant and pay attention to their surroundings
  • Authorities have not ruled out connections to similar killings involving joggers in other states

As officials continue investigating the murder of a jogger in Princeton, Massachusetts, hundreds of tips are pouring in.

Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old New York City resident who was reported missing after she went for a jog while visiting her mother in Princeton, was found dead earlier this week. Her body, according to a law enforcement source, was naked and burned.

The Worcester County District Attorney's Office is looking for any information that can help solve Princeton's first murder case in three decades.

"We're asking the citizens of Princeton to use an abundance of caution," DA Joseph Early Jr. said.

Officials are not ruling anything out when it comes to finding the person responsible. That includes looking into connections between this tragedy and the murder of another runner, Karina Vetrano in Queens. That woman's father, however, told reporters he doesn't see a connection to the Princeton killing.

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