November 16, 2016
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim Connolly 508-368-7236
PRINCETON – State Police Detectives and the Princeton Police, investigating the killing of Vanessa Marcotte in August, are seeking a dark-colored SUV that was seen around the time of the murder near where her body was found, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Ms. Marcotte’s body was found in the woods not far from her family home off Brooks Station Road on the evening of Aug. 7. The 27-year-old had been working for Google and living in New York City. She was in Princeton visiting her family. She had been out for a walk that afternoon and was reported missing when she did not return.
The dark-colored SUV was seen by witnesses parked on Brooks Station Road on Aug. 7 around the time the murder is thought to have occurred. It was parked near where Ms. Marcotte’s body was found.
The Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Princeton Police have been investigating the murder with the assistance of several units of the State Police. More than 1,000 tips have come in through a dedicated telephone tip line at 508-453-7589.
The vehicle of interest has been identified as a dark-colored SUV. State Police Detectives and Princeton Police have asked that area law enforcement agencies be vigilant and mindful of this homicide investigation when interacting with men operating or occupying a dark-colored SUV.
Investigators assigned to this case welcome any and all information about men who had access to a dark-colored SUV on Aug. 7 and were in or around Princeton. Anyone with information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 508-453-7589.
No other information about the case will be released at this time.