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The real dangers of running while female

The real dangers of running while female E-Mail Share via e-mail   courtesy ashley mcniff Ashley McNiff (left) is running the Boston Marathon in honor of her friend Vanessa Marcotte (right), who was murdered while on a run last year. By Shira Springer Globe Correspondent  April 11, 2017 When does running the Boston Marathon become an act of defiance? For Ashley McNiff, it was when her best friend, Vanessa Marcotte, went out for a run and never came back. Last

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Friends, Family Honoring Memory of Vanessa Marcotte

This year one of Vanessa Marcotte’s closest friends, Ashley McNiff will cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon in her memory. It’s something the pair had hoped to do together one day. As the search for answers in the death of the Princeton, Massachusetts, jogger moves forward, those closest to her are finding ways to honor her by giving back to others. They have established the Vanessa T. Marcotte foundation, which will partner with local programs aiming to empower

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Friends and Family Honor Memory of Vanessa Marcotte With New Foundation and 5K

Friends and Family Honor Memory of Vanessa Marcotte With New Foundation and 5K Marcotte was one of three women killed while running last summer in unrelated events. By Erin Strout Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3:24 pm Vanessa Marcotte (right) and her cousin Caroline Tocci (left) prepare to run the 2014 Falmouth Road Race. Marcotte was murdered in August in her hometown of Princeton, Massachusetts, while out on a run-walk. Photograph courtesy of Caroline Tocci Vanessa Marcotte’s perfect day would look

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Road Race Honors Memory Of Slain Princeton Jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Filed Under: Paul Burton, Princeton Murder, Vanessa Marcotte, Westminster WESTMINSTER (CBS) – They came bundled up and ready to run, braving the frigid temperatures all to honor the memory of a woman whose life impacted everyone she met. “I think she loved people too. And we wanted to do something special to honor her as much as possible,” organizer Jessica Popik said. On Saturday more than 300 people took part in the Spring Into Action 5k Run in memory of

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Vanessa Marcotte Foundation

The Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation was established in memory of our beloved Vanessa. We miss her every day and she fuels our fight. Please check out our website and follow our Facebook page to stay up to date on our upcoming events and initiatives. https://www.vanessatmarcottefoundation.org/    

DA releases DNA profile of ‘person of interest’ in Vanessa Marcotte’s murder

Tim Caputo PRINCETON, MA (WHDH) – The Worcester County District Attorney released the DNA profile of the “person of interest” wanted in connection with Vanessa Marcotte’s murder last August. Marcotte, 27, lived in New York City and worked for Google. She was home last summer visiting her parents in Princeton when she went out jogging and disappeared. Hours later, her dead body was found in the woods. DNA samples from the crime scene were sent to the State Police Crime

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DA Press Conference

Just spoke with the DA and there will be an update coming shortly on progress made in the investigation. Please keep up your prayers that we’ll get justice for Vanessa

Police ID suspect arrested in murder of NYC jogger

Police ID suspect arrested in murder of NYC jogger Published February 05, 2017 FoxNews.com advertisement The man accused in the shocking murder and sexual assault of a young New York City jogger last summer is set to be arraigned later Sunday, bringing a close to a six-month investigation that gripped the region. Chanel Lewis, 20, was taken into custody on Saturday night after police matched his DNA to samples taken from the victim, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, and the surrounding crime

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Family of NYC jogger brutally killed wants familial DNA testing

Family of NYC jogger brutally killed wants familial DNA testing Published February 02, 2017 FoxNews.com advertisement The family of the New York City jogger raped and killed during a run last summer in Queens is calling on the state to employ the familial DNA matching system in the state, Fox5Ny.com reported. The database is controversial because of privacy concerns, but would possibly lead to a match If the suspect’s relative is in the correctional system. The genetic fingerprint didn’t match

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Spring Into Action 5k in honor of Vanessa

We’d like to make everyone aware of an upcoming road race in Westminster being held in Vanessa’s honor. This year’s Spring Into Action 5K, organized by a high school classmate of Vanessa’s, will be held in her memory and the proceeds will go to a cause she held dear – Tutoring Plus of Cambridge. We’re glad to see Vanessa’s light continuing to shine on through the work of others. Those interested in participating can find more information at https://www.facebook.com/Spring2Action5K/ https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Westminster/SpringintoActionforBottomLine5K