Vanessa Marcotte, a woman who worked for Google, was murdered in broad daylight Sunday near her mother’s home in Princeton, Massachusetts. Her body was found Sunday night in a wooded area about a half mile from her mother’s home, Early said.

Marcotte, 27, who lived in New York City, went out for a jog Sunday in the town of Princeton, about 60 miles west of Boston, and never returned, said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.


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The preliminary investigation shows Marcotte was murdered, Early said, and investigators are focusing on a 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. time frame.It is not clear if this was a random act, Early said. Marcotte, an account manager at Google, attended Boston University where she graduated with honors in 2011. h/t abcnews

An autopsy is pending, Early said.

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Five days before Marcotte’s death, another New York City resident, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, (pictured above,) was murdered while on an evening jog in Queens. No arrests have been made in Vetrano’s death.