Grand jury indicts man in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-24 16:34:58-04

Massachusetts State Police tweeted this image of Vanessa Marcotte, of New York, after she was found dead in Princeton on Aug. 7, 2016.

WORCESTER, Mass. — A man accused of killing a Google employee who went out for a run near her mother’s Massachusetts home last summer has been indicted.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says a grand jury handed down the indictment Friday against Angelo Colon-Ortiz.

The Worcester resident was arrested in connection with the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte last August in Princeton, a small town 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston.

Prosecutors say Colon-Ortiz was apprehended in April after his DNA matched samples on Marcotte’s body, which was found in the woods not far from her family home.

Colon-Ortiz faces charges of aggravated assault and battery and assault with attempt to rape. He’s been in custody since his arrest and will be arraigned later. His lawyer hasn’t commented.