Investigators search for SUV as clue in Princeton jogger murder

PRINCETON, MASS. (WHDH) - PRINCETON, MA (WHDH) – The Worcester County District Attorney said a vehicle is now being sought in connection with the murder of a jogger in Princeton over the summer.

DA Joseph Early said a dark-colored SUV was seen around the time of Vanessa Marcotte’s murder on Aug. 7.

Marcotte, a Boston University graduate who worked for Google in New York City, was in Princeton visiting family when she went out for a jog that afternoon. She did not return and family members called police. Her body was found in the woods not far from her family’s home off Brooks Station Road that evening.

Witnesses said the dark-colored SUV was seen parked on Brooks Station Road around the time Marcotte’s murder is thought to have occurred. It was parked near where her body was found.

State Police added that the male suspect was believed to have head injuries after the incident and are asking the public to consider anyone who may fit this description and had access to a dark-colored SUV and been around the Princeton area at the time.

Anyone with information on the SUV or the murder is asked to call the tip line at 508-453-7589.

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