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Nearly 1,000 Tips Received in Princeton Jogger's Murder

Investigators said there are no new updates on the case



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    Nearly 1,000 tips have now been received in the case of a jogger who was murdered in Princeton, Massachusetts earlier this month.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was killed Aug. 7, but no arrests have been made in her case. Authorities have sent DNA for testing but are still believed to be waiting on the results.

    The Worcester County District Attorney's Office said Thursday that there are no new updates. A total of 975 tips have been received so far.

    Marcotte - who worked as a Google account manager in New York City - was found dead hours after she went for a run near her mother's home in Princeton, a rural town west of Boston. Her body was found naked and burned.

    She was last spotted on Brooks Station Road around 1 p.m., and police have been looking for a male who may have been spotted driving or parked there between 1 and 3 p.m. that afternoon.

    Last week, necn interviewed a man who said police had questioned him and taken his DNA in connection with the case. He has denied any involvement, and police have not said whether he is a suspect.

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

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