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DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts”

Residents of a MA community shocked by the grisly murder of a woman while she was jogging, are breathing a sigh of relief after investigators announced an arrest in connection with the case.

A source told FOX25 that state police arrested a suspect early Saturday morning.

Sources said the suspect, arrested overnight, is 31-year-old Angel Cordero Ortiz.

She had gone out for a jog in August of 2016 when she was visiting her family in Princeton, but never returned. He is being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. proclaimed, "We got him" at a news conference Saturday in Princeton, a small town in central MA. On Saturday, Early said DNA taken from Marcotte's hands during an autopsy helped solve the case. Early said that he anticipates bringing a murder charge against Colon-Ortiz as the investigation progresses. Her body was later found in the woods less than a mile from the home. He also said Ortiz worked in the area and "had been for some time".

Investigators found her body later that evening in a remote, wooded-area naked and partially burned. Marcotte, who worked as an account manager for Google in NY, had gone out to run several hours earlier.

Authorities received thousands of tips related to the case.

Meanwhile, Princeton residents said they're relieved to hear a suspect has been arrested in the case.

Ortiz is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Leominster District Court.



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