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Police looking for SUV in connection to Princeton jogger murder

The SUV was reportedly seen during the time of the murder and near where the jogger's body was found.
Vanessa MarcotteMass. State Police

Police have a possible new lead in the death ofVanessa Marcotte, a New York City woman who was murdered while jogging in Princeton, Massachusetts, this August.

Local and state police are looking for a dark-colored SUV they say was seen around the time of the murdernear where Marcotte's body was found, according toWorcester Country District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

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Marcotte was found in the woods near her family home off of Brooks Station Road on Aug. 7.The 27-year-old was visiting her family from New York, where she had been working for Google.


Witnesses parked on Brooks Station Road that day, around the time the murder is thought to have occurred, told officials they saw the SUV parked there. It was stopped near where her body was later found.

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Marcotte had gone out for a jog and was reported missing when she did not return. Authorities believe she was murdered between 1 p.m.and 4 p.m. and most likely struggled with her attacker.

Officials have received more than 1,000 tips about Marcotte'scase through a dedicated tip line. Investigators are seeking any information about men who had access to a dark-colored SUV on Aug. 7 and were in or around the area of Princeton. Those with information can call the tip lineat 508-453-7589.

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