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    MA - Vanessa Marcotte, 27, murdered, Princeton, 7 Aug 2016 #1

    "Vanessa Marcotte, 27, was last seen Sunday afternoon while visiting family in Princeton, Mass., police said. Around 1 p.m., she went for a jog — and vanished. Officers found her body in the woods that night about a half mile from her mother’s home."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2742909

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inthedetails View Post
    "Vanessa Marcotte, 27, was last seen Sunday afternoon while visiting family in Princeton, Mass., police said. Around 1 p.m., she went for a jog — and vanished. Officers found her body in the woods that night about a half mile from her mother’s home."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.2742909
    Vanessa lived and worked in NYC. From the link above:

    "Marcotte worked as a healthcare account manager for Google in New York City, according to her LinkedIn page."

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    "District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Marcotte was out for a walk between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday on Brooks Station Road when she was reported missing by her family....Marcotte's body was found in the woods about a half mile from her mother's home on Brooks Station Road around 8:20 p.m.

    Early urged the public to be cautious."

    http://www.masslive.com/news/worcest...d_dead_in.html
    Last edited by sillybilly; 08-12-2016 at 11:48 PM. Reason: wrong date

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    Press conference. LE is seeking public assistance/tips. They do think it's a homicide but do not know if it was random.


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    I don't know where (yet) on Brooks Station Road she was found, but reports stated it was "in the wood." Here's a map that shows the road, to get us started.

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Br...!4d-71.8952396

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    Nothing much more here in terms of info, but a photo of the road where she was found by K9.

    http://heavy.com/news/2016/08/vaness...her-instagram/

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    Beautiful girl...First homicide in this town in 30 years ? According to the news reports,she moved to NYC in 2015, to work for google. I could only find an address in Princeton MA for her, so do not know where she lived in NYC. News report also states she may have been raped and set on fire . OMG, what an awful occurrence. She was an avid runner, and looked to be very fit. So sad...jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz b. View Post
    Beautiful girl...First homicide in this town in 30 years ? According to the news reports,she moved to NYC in 2015, to work for google. I could only find an address in Princeton MA for her, so do not know where she lived in NYC. News report also states she may have been raped and set on fire . OMG, what an awful occurrence. She was an avid runner, and looked to be very fit. So sad...jmo
    Hi Liz B.

    Do you have a link? I haven't see the fire reference yet. (I have been braced for something bad as LE said it was clear it was homicide.)

    RIP Vanessa.

    EDITED TO ADD: Found a link regarding the fire speculation http://www.fox25boston.com/news/stat...ton-/419252854
    Last edited by Inthedetails; 08-08-2016 at 03:07 PM. Reason: added link

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    You know, this is very disturbing given the recent rape and murder of another female jogger in daylight.

    I was a competitive runner for over a decade and still log a fair number of miles. Although cases of lone joggers being attacked weren't totally unheard of, they were very rare and murders were rarer still. The running world subculture is very closely knit and word travels fast regardless of what type of attack occurred and in what city. It's very unsettling that these two episodes happened so recently to each other. There's thousands upon thousands of runners who train alone (or else they'd be unable to train at all or in a very limited way) and most of us have never had a reason to fear for our safety. Honestly, the biggest threats to runners are cars and the occasional vicious dog. It's probably far more likely that a runner who is afraid to venture out alone on the streets has a much higher chance of dying in an auto accident on the way to or from a gym.

    It could be a coincidence that there are two different random predators who struck in broad daylight (and probably is, given the distance between the two murders) but it does seem odd that both women were from NYC and had active social media accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marble View Post
    You know, this is very disturbing given the recent rape and murder of another female jogger in daylight.

    I was a competitive runner for over a decade and still log a fair number of miles. Although cases of lone joggers being attacked weren't totally unheard of, they were very rare and murders were rarer still. The running world subculture is very closely knit and word travels fast regardless of what type of attack occurred and in what city. It's very unsettling that these two episodes happened so recently to each other. There's thousands upon thousands of runners who train alone (or else they'd be unable to train at all or in a very limited way) and most of us have never had a reason to fear for our safety. Honestly, the biggest threats to runners are cars and the occasional vicious dog. It's probably far more likely that a runner who is afraid to venture out alone on the streets has a much higher chance of dying in an auto accident on the way to or from a gym.

    It could be a coincidence that there are two different random predators who struck in broad daylight (and probably is, given the distance between the two murders) but it does seem odd that both women were from NYC and had active social media accounts.
    I agree, it is disturbing! And, both went running from their parents' homes in neighborhoods were they felt, literally, at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Inthedetails View Post
    Hi Liz B.

    Do you have a link? I haven't see the fire reference yet. (I have been braced for something bad as LE said it was clear it was homicide.)

    RIP Vanessa.

    EDITED TO ADD: Found a link regarding the fire speculation http://www.fox25boston.com/news/stat...ton-/419252854
    Yes. please reference your post #6, the one above mine.

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    And Marcotte is an Italian name....

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz b. View Post
    Yes. please reference your post #6, the one above mine.


    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz b. View Post
    And Marcotte is an Italian name....
    I don't think the two cases are actually connected....just a sad couple of events in terms of women's safety

    jmo

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    Things that make you go "hmmmm...".

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