District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

Posted April 16, 2017

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Standing in front of the Princeton Police Department Saturday afternoon, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early opened a press conference with these three short words, drawing cheers and applause from the crowd that had gathered to hear the latest news on the murder of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte.

Vetrano, 30, was also out jogging when she vanished, though no solid connections were ever made between the two murders.

DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother's MA home last summer.

Her body was found the next day less than a mile from her mothers home.

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She went out for a jog at about 1 p.m. on August 7 along Brooks Station Road and when she didn't return, her family contacted police.

A press conference will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.by the Early, who will give updates on Marcotte's case. A dark-colored SUV was seen in the area around the time Marcotte was killed, Early said.

Sources said the suspect, arrested overnight, is 31-year-old Angel Cordero Ortiz.

"On Friday, state police found a match for that DNA, and they determined that the suspect, Colon-Ortiz, was the match", Early said. Early said that he anticipates bringing a murder charge against Colon-Ortiz as the investigation progresses. Her body was stripped and had burn marks, according to authorities, though her cause of death has not been released.

Investigators in central MA have developed a DNA profile of a person of interest in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, 27, who was slain wh...