It was a crime that shook up our collective consciousness. A brutal and senseless end to a young woman's life, and the added pain of having the faceless killer on the loose for month as the vicious crime remained unsolved—until now.
Murder solved. A man has been arrested in the connection with the murder of a 27-year-old Google executive who was attacked while out jogging last summer.
She had been visiting family when she was killed. Vanessa Marcotte’s body was found burned and battered in the woods near her mother’s home in Princeton last August.
It was the last thing anyone expected to happen. The New York-based account manager was spending the weekend with her mother and had left for a jog in the centre of town.
And who is her alleged killer? Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, of Worcester, has reportedly been charged with aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape, reports the Boston Globe.
It was his licence plate that gave him away. The District Attorney for Worcester, reported that Ortiz was arrested after a police officer recognised him from his plate number.
In the words of the DA: 'We got him. There is also one other person I’d like to thank in this case, and that would be Vanessa Marcotte.
‘It was through her determined fight and her efforts that we obtained the DNA of her killer.'
Apparently, during the fight for her life, Vanessa had gotten DNA off Ortiz before he killed her. It was the final evidence that nailed him.