Police: More than 1,000 tips in murder of Princeton jogger

PRINCETON, MA (WHDH) - Officials say the investigation into the death of a jogger in Princeton has led to more than 1,000 tips.

The Worcester District Attorney’s Office said the investigation is ongoing in coordination with the Massachusetts State Police and “detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information.”

Police launched a search after 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte was reported missing by her family in early August. Marcotte was jogging along Brook Station Road Sunday at around 1 p.m. and never came home. Her family reported her missing at around 4 p.m.

Marcotte’s body was found at around 8:20 p.m. in a wooded area off off Brook Station Road. Sources told 7News her body had burns to her head, hands and feet.

Marcotte, who grew up in Leominster, was about a half-mile from her mother’s house when she disappeared. Officials said she was in the area visiting family.

Marcotte worked as an account manager for Google in New York City and graduated with honors from Boston University in 2011. Before working for Google, Marcotte was hired right after graduation by an Internet marketing company called WordStream.

The Worcester District Attorney’s full statement is below:

The Worcester District Attorney’s Office and Massachusetts State Police continue to intensively investigate the homicide of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton. Detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information. We have received more than 1,000 tips. We are working hard to find justice for Ms. Marcotte and her family. I continue to urge anyone with information to call the tip line at 508-453-7589.

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