DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts
PRINCETON, Mass. (AP) — DNA evidence is being credited with finding the man authorities say killed a New York City woman who was out running near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. proclaimed, "We got him" at a news conference Saturday in Princeton, a small town in central Massachusetts.
Vanessa Marcotte's body was found Aug. 7 in some woods about a half-mile from her mother's home.
The 27-year-old Marcotte grew up in nearby Leominster. She worked as an account manager for Google in New York.
Police have charged 31-year-old Angelo Colon-Ortiz, of Worcester, with several counts of aggravated assault. Early says more charges are expected.
Early said a state trooper spotted Ortiz, who matched a description determined through a DNA profile and interviews.