by: Bob Ward Updated:
WORCESTER, Mass. - An arrest has been made in connection to the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, according to the Worcester County District Attorney.
State police arrested the suspect in the murder early Saturday morning. We're told the suspect lives in the area where the murder took place.
Angelo Colon Ortiz was arrested by Massachusetts State Police and has been charged in connection to the death, Worcester DA Joseph Early announced a news conference Saturday.
Marcotte, 27, was a Google executive living in New York City. She was visiting her mother’s home in Princeton when she was attacked and killed while out for a jog. Her body was located the next day less than a mile from her mother’s home. Investigators said she had burns to her head and feet.
BREAKING: Marcotte suspect lives in Princeton area, and was still here when arrested overnight. This is developing story. #FOX25— Bob Ward Fox25 (@Bward3) April 15, 2017
Based on a DNA profile found at the crime scene and a witness statement, the DA released a description Thursday of the person believed to be connected to the murder. The person is believed to be a Hispanic or Latino man with an athletic build who is about 30 years old. The suspect would have had scratches on him last August.
The DA said that they have received more than 1,300 tips in the case, which has helped put together the suspect description.
Vanessa Marcotte's uncle tells me "it is a temporary euphoria to learn about the arrest- in the end, she is still where she is" @fox25news— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) April 15, 2017
In November, the DA's office said investigators were searching for a “dark-colored SUV” that was seen in the area where Marcotte’s body was found.
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