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District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

District attorney: New developments in slain jogger case

A suspect has been arrested in the murder of a missing jogger in Princeton, Massachusetts, Fox25 reports.

Authorities confirmed Worcester resident Angelo Colon Ortiz, 31, was taken into police custody in connection with the case Friday night.

She went out for a jog at about 1 p.m. on August 7 along Brooks Station Road and when she didn't return, her family contacted police. Her body was located the next day less than a mile from her mother's home.

A press conference by the Worcester District Attorney's Office is being held at 2 p.m. Saturday to provide updates on the case, District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. tweeted.

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Police later visited the driver's residence, and eventually obtained a voluntary DNA sample through a mouth swab. He said that trooper also noticed the driver matched the profile released in February, which determined the suspect in Marcotte's killing was a Hispanic or Latino man, about 30 years old, with light- to medium-toned skin, an athletic build and is either balding or has short hair. Early said they expect to add murder charges soon. There is evidence he was in the Princeton area at the time of the murder, but Early declined to go into details. She lived in New York City but was in Princeton, Massachusetts, visiting her family for the weekend. Officials said she had burns on her head and feet.

State police detectives and local police previously said they received over 1,000 tips in the case.

"I think everyone just wants justice for her, so maybe that can start and a little bit of healing can start maybe", one woman said.

He will be arraigned in Leominster District Court on Tuesday.

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