Suspect arrested in Google exec's murder

Apr 16, 2017, 00:28
Suspect arrested in Google exec's murder

DNA evidence and an alert state trooper helped find the man they believe killed a New York City woman last summer who was out running near her mother's MA home, authorities said Saturday.

Angel Cordero-Ortiz, 31, was arrested Friday night after DNA testing suggested he was responsible for killing Marcotte last August, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said afterwards.

Princeton is located about 40 miles west of Boston and has about 3,500 residents.

"We're very comfortable that we've got Vanessa Marcotte's killer", Early said.

A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a Google executive from New York, Massachusetts officials said Saturday.

According to WCVB, a source close to the investigation said Marcotte was found without her clothes and had burns on her head, feet, and hands. Several outlets are reporting that an arrest was made in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old Boston University grad whose body was found after she went out for a jog while visiting her family in Princeton last August.

Police released a DNA profile of her suspected killer in late February in hopes it would lead them to a person of interest.

Colon-Ortiz was charged early Saturday with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape.

The district attorney credited "an alert state trooper assigned to the detective unit" with recently spotting a dark SUV, the type of vehicle witnesses reported seeing in the area. Colon-Ortiz gave the troopers a buccal swab, which was used to match his DNA. He is reportedly being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail. He also said Ortiz worked in the area and "had been for some time".