Cops are investigating if Vanessa Marcotte, a Google employee from New York City, was assaulted before being killed and set on fire when she went jogging in Princeton, Mass.
A New York City woman visiting family in Princeton, Mass. was found dead after going jogging. Vanessa Marcotte, 27, a Google employee was visiting her mom when she went for a run and never made it home. .
A Massachussets state police K9 unit found her body about a half mile from her mother’s house. Police said Ms Marcotte was last seen 1 p.m. Sunday when she went for a run.
No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.
Vanessa Marcotte, was found dead, her body burnt after going jogging in Princeton, Mass.
Marcotte who worked as a healthcare account manager for Google in New York City since January 2015, apparently was found with burns on her head and feet. Investigators are examining the possibility that Marcotte was sexually assaulted and then set on fire.
In a news conference held Monday at noon, police said this is now a homicide investigation and that they do not know if it was a random act.
We have a horrible set of facts, a horrible set of circumstances right here now,” Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said in a press conference.
“We don’t know if this was a random act.We are asking residents of Princeton and surrounding areas to use an abundance of caution.”
Boston University spokesperson Colin Riley told FOX25 she graduated from the school in May 2011 with honors from the College of Communication.
“We’re so terribly sad for her family and friends. They’re in our thoughts and prayers,” Riley said.
Vanessa Marcotte: The late Google employee from New York City, was visiting her family in Mass.
Police said Marcotte was a Leominster native, and her Linkedin lists her as graduating from The Bancroft School in Worcester in 2007. Neighbors said they received an automated call from Princeton Police around 8 p.m. Sunday. Massachusetts State Police troopers said they arrived to an already active scene around 10:30 p.m.