Police Searching for Vehicle That May Be Linked to Slain Mass. Jogger

Police released a description of a vehicle they say may be linked to a murder.

ByABC News
November 17, 2016, 5:10 AM

— -- Massachusetts detectives are seeking information on a dark-colored SUV seen by witnesses near the area where the body of a 27-year-old jogger was found in August.

Vanessa Marcotte, who was working for Google and living in New York City, was visiting her family in Princeton, Massachusetts, when she went out for a jog and never returned.

Police found her body in the woods not far from her family home.

The vehicle was seen by witnesses "around the time the murder is thought to have occurred" and "was parked near where Ms. Marcotte’s body was found," police said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Massachusetts State Police officials say the department has received more than 1,000 tips related to the case and welcome any information about people with access to a dark-colored SUV around the time and the area of the killing.

Investigators have said they believe that Marcotte may have struggled with her killer and that she was likely attacked between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Princeton, about 60 miles west of Boston.