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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

Family announces website and scholarship!

Parents speak out for first time since daughter was slain while jogging in Princeton Family starts foundation in her memory By Joe Atmonavage, Updated:   12/22/2016 08:55:56 AM EST   Vanessa Marcotte’s uncle Steven Therrien speaks on behalf of his wife Diega, and Vanessa’s parents, John and Rosanna Marcotte, during the press conference called by the family at First Congregational Church in Princeton on Wednesday afternoon. The Marcotte family announced the creation of the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation, as

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Investigators in Princeton jogger murder case seek dark-colored SUV

This article is a post from the Boston Globe. Detectives investigating the August slaying of Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old jogger whose body was found in a wooded area in Princeton, are trying to locate the driver of a dark-colored SUV that was spotted near the crime scene. The office of Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. announced the development in the closely watched case on Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors said in a statement that the SUV was “seen around the

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Signs in Princeton ask for justice in Marcotte slaying

This article is a post from the Telegram and Gazette. PRINCETON — As would-be treasure hunters invade the quiet town of Princeton for its “Town-Wide Yard Sale” on Saturday, they will be reminded that seven weeks earlier a grisly slaying was committed there and the killer is still at large. Late this week, people began noticing “Justice for Vanessa” signs popping up in and around the Common, as well as well-driven travel lanes of Route 68. “Vanessa” refers to Vanessa

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More than 1,000 tips received in Vanessa Marcotte murder case

This article is a post from Boston Globe.  A month after Vanessa Marcotte was murdered while jogging in Princeton, authorities say they have received more than 1,000 tips in the case, but they are still asking for the public’s help in finding her killer. “Detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said Wednesday in a statement. “We are working hard to find justice for Ms.

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Grief, memories shared at hometown vigil for Vanessa Marcotte in Leominster

This article is a post from The Landmark. LEOMINSTER — Roughly 70 people gathered for a vigil at Monument Square in Leominster Wednesday night to remember Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old Leominster native found dead in Princeton on Aug. 7. They felt a wide range of emotions, including sadness, shock and outrage at what happened. For people who knew Vanessa and her family, those feelings were mixed with memories of the woman she was. Marcotte worked the last 18 months as

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Vanessa Marcotte laid to rest in Westminster

This article is a post from the Telegram & Gazette. LEOMINSTER — Mourners, many of them arriving by bus from New York, gathered Tuesday morning at Our Lady of the Lake Church for the funeral of Vanessa Marcotte. She was buried at Woodside Cemetery in Westminster. Ms. Marcotte, 27, was killed Aug. 7 while jogging in Princeton. Police continue to investigate the crime. Ms. Marcotte’s body was brought to the church from Brandon Funeral Home in a long procession led

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Community runs in honor of jogger killed in Princeton

PRINCETON, Mass. — It’s been one week since a 27-year-old woman went out for a jog in Princeton and never returned home. Vanessa Marcotte was murdered and possibly sexually assaulted on Brooks Station Road, not too far from her mother’s home, whom she was visiting. Friends and the community planned a 3 mile run Sunday night in Marcotte’s honor. She was active, often running, hiking and doing yoga, says her family. “It’s completely changed my life. Honestly, I’m the first

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Jogger Vanessa Marcotte struggled with attacked before killing, DA says

PRINCETON, Mass. — Investigators say they believe jogger Vanessa Marcotte struggled with her attacker before she was brutally killed Sunday afternoon. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early held a news conference Thursday to announce new developments in the case. “The assailant, who we know was a man, may have sustained injuries in the struggle, specifically scratches, scrapes and or bruises, ” Early said. “Therefore, we are asking anyone who observed a male with these types of injuries that would have

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