Suspect arrested in slaying of Google exec Vanessa Marcotte
A suspect has been arrested in the murder of Vanessa Marcotte, a Google executive found slain last summer in Princeton, Massachusetts, police said Saturday.
Angel Cordero-Ortiz, 31, was arrested Friday night after DNA testing suggested he was responsible for killing Marcotte in August, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said.
“We got him,” Mr. Early started a Saturday afternoon press conference announcing the arrest.
The announcement spurred a round of applause from attendees assembled more than eight months after Marcotte, a New York City native, disappeared while jogging not far from her mother’s home in Princeton, about 60 miles west of Boston. She was 27.
Detectives recovered a DNA sample from the scene that ultimately led them to Mr. Cordero-Ortiz, the district attorney said.
“He was picked up at his residence in Worcester late Friday with the assistance of the Worcester Police Department. He was interviewed, and subsequently placed under arrest,” Mr. Early said Saturday.
Authorities so far have charged the suspect with aggravated assault and battery in addition to assault with intent to rape, but expect to bring further charges in the coming days.
Mr. Colon-Ortiz is being held on $1 million bail at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury, pending an arraignment hearing scheduled for Tuesday.