Police Ask For Help In Female Joggers Murder

Police Ask For Help In Female Joggers Murder

Police Ask For Help In Female Joggers Murder

Hours after she went for a run near her mother's home in Princeton, 27-year-old Google account manager Vanessa Marcotte was found dead on Sunday night.

Authorities asked for the public's help Tuesday as they struggled to find the killer or killers of a New York City woman whose body was found in woods near her mother's home in central MA after she went out for a jog and didn't return. Authorities have deemed her death a homicide.

Investigators are still pouring over hundreds of clues and tips in the case. Many of Marcotte's high school classmates came to Tuesday's vigil, held at the First Congregational Church in Princeton.

John Marcotte described his daughter as highly dedicated to her job and said she was not romantically involved with anyone.

A man and a woman who would identify themselves only as lifelong family friends, said Vanessa's smile lit up the room and she had a childlike zest for life. "It couldn't have happened to a nicer person". Everyone really, really liked her. "She was just so smart and such a good person". "I'm 27 and things like that shouldn't happen to people my age".

Neighbors of Marcotte's mother said the neighborhood did not know the family very well.

Marcotte's death is similar to that of a New York City woman killed while on a run through a Queens park last week.

She remembered that Vanessa would visit bi-monthly on the weekends and jog. "She was 100% on to her job", he told the Globe. "Her routine was to take a jog around the block before she went back to New York", Leroux said.

"It was palpable, the deep, deep sadness", Evangelidis said.

"We just feel bad for the family". It's a huge loss.

"Again, we are asking the citizens of Princeton to use an abundance of caution with regards to this", he said. While police and officials have remained tight-lipped, some news reports say Marcotte's body was found naked and burned. "It's a nightmare", she said.

Congressman Jim McGovern also attended the vigil, and said the entire state is reeling from the tragedy. "This is just a awful tragedy".

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