District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

Marcotte, 27, was a Google accounts manager who lived in NY.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the week after her death that Marcotte likely struggled with her attacker, leaving visible "scratches, scrapes and/or bruises", he said.

Sources say Angelo Colon Ortiz, 31, was arrested Friday night in connection with the murder of Vanessa Marcotte.

A source confirmed that an arrest has been made in the killing of Google employee Vanessa Marcotte.

Marcotte, 27, was an account manager at Google based in NY who had gone to visit her mother's home last summer in Princeton, Massachusetts. The Worcester District Attorney's Office will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Saturday to provide updates on the case.

Vanessa Marcotte's body was found August 7 in some woods about a half-mile from her mother's home.

The body of 27-year-old Marcotte was found August 7 in some woods about a half-mile from her mother's house, where the young woman was visiting family. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored SUV parked in the area around the time of Marcotte's murder.

Colon is now being charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery, and assault with attempt to rape, said Early. State Police troopers had spoken with Colon-Ortiz earlier in the investigation after observing him in a truck that matched descriptions of a vehicle seen near the crime scene. Officials said she had burns on her head and feet. The DNA was used to help create a profile of a suspect, which was released two months ago.

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

  • Archie Newman