Suspect in Marcotte Murder Indicted  

June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

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WORCESTER – A Worcester man, charged in connection with the death of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton last August, was indicted for murder today by a Worcester County Grand Jury, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, was indicted for murder in the slaying of Ms. Marcotte. He had been arrested in April after his DNA matched the DNA profile developed from samples found on the hands of Ms. Marcotte. He had been charged with aggravated assault and battery, and assault with attempt to rape. He was arraigned in Leominster District Court.

The district court charge will be dismissed and he will be arraigned in Worcester Superior Court on the murder charge at a date yet to be determined. He is being held on $10 million bail.

Ms. Marcotte, 27, had worked for Google in New York City. She was in Princeton visiting her family last August. She had been out for a walk the afternoon of Aug. 7 and was reported missing when she did not return. Ms. Marcotte’s body was found in the woods not far from her family home off Brooks Station Road that evening.