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Bug Spray Ingredient, Gasoline Found on Murdered Jogger Vanessa Marcotte

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    The police affidavit in the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was filed in a Massachusetts court.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old former Google employee, was killed while jogging near her mother's house in Princeton on Aug. 7, 2016.

    • Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, of Worcester, was indicted for the murder of Vanessa Marcotte.

    • Colon-Ortiz was linked to the murder by a cheek swab that matched DNA taken from underneath Marcotte's fingernails.

    Police say socks and a hair tie found on the body of a Google employee slain while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home tested positive for gasoline, and the man charged with killing her bought $5 worth of gas on the day of her death. 

    The police affidavit in the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was filed in a Massachusetts court.

    The New York resident was found murdered a half mile from her mother's Princeton home on Aug. 7, 2016. 

    Her body was found in a remote, wooded area a half-mile away later that evening. Police said her body was naked and partially burned. There were also signs that she had struggled with her attacker. 

    Suspect in Vanessa Marcotte Murder Pleads Not Guilty

    [NECN] Suspect in Vanessa Marcotte Murder Pleads Not Guilty

    The man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing after going out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Wednesday morning. Angelo Colon-Ortiz did not appear in court for his arraignment on a murder charge in Worcester Superior Court in the death last August of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte. His lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

    (Published Wednesday, July 26, 2017)

    State police detectives and local police previously said they received more than 1,300 tips in the case. 

    Worcester resident Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was charged with murder, aggravated assault and battery and assault with attempt to rape in connection with her death. 

    Prosecutors said Colon-Ortiz had worked as a third party contractor delivering FedEx packages in the area. Phone records show he was close by the crime scene at the time of Marcotte's death. He was arrested after a cheek swab taken in March matched DNA found underneath Marcotte's fingernails. 

    Colon-Ortiz is being held on $10 million bail. He has pleaded not guilty. 

    He is due back in court on Oct. 5. 

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