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Apr 15, 2017 4:03 PM

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

The Associated Press

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.

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