Man arrested in relation to slain jogger

DNA Profile Reveals Person of Interest in Jogger's Murder

State police arrested a suspect early Saturday morning, according to the source.

It also matched the DNA of 31-year-old Angelo Colon-Ortiz, who lives in nearby Worcester and who police believe was working in the area at the time of Marcotte's attack. She was visiting her mother in Princeton, Mass. when the murder took place, she was out on a run. He is reportedly being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said back in August that 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was reported missing after failing to return from a Sunday afternoon walk in Princeton.

Police later visited the driver's residence, and eventually obtained a voluntary DNA sample through a mouth swab.

Marcotte, 27, was a Google accounts manager who lived in NY. Early said he anticipates a murder charge against Colon-Ortiz, who is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. Vanessa Marcotte's (MAR-cot) body was found August 7 in some woods in Princeton.

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Her body was found at about 8 p.m.

The man would have sustained scratches on his face, neck, arms, hands, and upper body sustained during a struggle with the victim, said Early.

Law enforcement agencies have received more than 1,000 tips relating to the case.

Meanwhile, Princeton residents said they're relieved to hear a suspect has been arrested in the case.

"I think everyone just wants justice for her, so maybe that can start and a little bit of healing can start maybe", one woman said.

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