A man accused of killing a Google employee who went running near her mom’s home in Massachusetts is being charged with murder, reports on Monday say.
Angelo Colon-Ortiz, of Worcester, was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, 27, in Princeton, a Massachusetts town near Boston. Marcotte’s body was found in the woods, battered and burned, CBS News reported. She suffered “crushing injuries to the structures surrounding her throat,” according to a NECN report. She went out for a jog but never returned, prompting a manhunt.
Colon-Ortiz, a FedEx worker, was later tracked down and he gave a DNA sample, matching DNA found on her clothing. He’s been held on $10 million bail after he was arrested two months ago.
He will be arraigned at the Worcester Superior Court, the New York Daily News reported.
Marcotte was a Google account manager who worked in New York City. On the day she disappeared, she was slated to return back to New York.
Earlier this month, on the day that would have been her 28th birthday, the family held a 5K run and walk in her honor.
“We as a family have been coming together and leaning on each other and helping each other one day at a time and the foundation has really given us something to be so passionate about and do more good for Vanessa,” Steve Vittorioso, Marcotte’s cousin, told Masslive.com.