Marcotte was visiting from NY, where she worked as an executive for Google, when she went for a run the afternoon of August 7. It's about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston. "We're very confident that we got Vanessa Marcotte's killer".
Marcotte was out for a jog on August 7 while visiting her mother's home on Brooks Station Road in Princeton. Marcotte, who worked as an account manager for Google in NY, had gone out to run several hours earlier.
Investigators reported that Marcotte likely fought back during the struggle with her assailant and that the murder would likely have sustained scratches or scrapes to their head, neck, hands, and upper arms during the attack.
"It was through (Marcotte's) determined fight and efforts that we obtained the DNA of her killer", Early said.
Marcotte, 27, was a Google accounts manager who lived in NY. A dark-colored SUV was seen in the area around the time Marcotte was killed, Early said.
According to police in Princeton, Massachusetts, who have been busy for the last eight months following up on the horrifying August 7 murder, the arrested suspect has been identified as Angel Ortiz, a 31-year-old man from the area. Early says more charges are expected. DA Early said an alert state trooper in Worcester saw a man and a auto that matched the Marcotte murder suspect's description, and did a cheek DNA swab test that eventually led to Ortiz's arrest. Colon-Ortiz gave the troopers a buccal swab, which was used to match his DNA. When Colon-Ortiz didn't respond, the trooper later returned to the home and obtained a voluntary DNA sample from Colon-Ortiz.