New Clue in Mass. Jogger's Murder: 'Dark-Colored SUV'

Cops hunt vehicle spotted near where Vanessa Marcotte was killed in Princeton, Mass.
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2016 10:07 AM CST
Cops Hunt for 'Dark-Colored SUV' in Jogger Murder
This undated driver's license photo shows Vanessa Marcotte of New York, whose body was found Aug. 7, 2016, in the woods about a half-mile from her mother's home in the town of Princeton, Mass.   (Worcester County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)

The hunt is on for a vehicle that police think may be linked to the murder this summer of a NYC Google worker visiting her family in Massachusetts. The body of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was discovered in August in the woods in Princeton, and per ABC News, there's now a call out for information on a dark-colored SUV seen in the area "around the time the murder is thought to have occurred" (cops believe Marcotte was killed between 1pm and 3pm on Aug. 7) and that "was parked near where Ms. Marcotte's body was found," a police statement says. Police say they've already received more than 1,000 tips about the case, but that anyone with information "about men who had access to a dark-colored SUV" on the day in question in or near Princeton should call a dedicated hotline at 508-453-7589. (More murder stories.)

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