Police: Jogger killed in Princeton, Mass. fought back against her male attacker

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PRINCETON, Mass. — In an update on Thursday afternoon, Massachusetts State Police released some information on the suspect in the death of Vanessa Marcotte, a 27-year-old Google account manager who was murdered while jogging in Princeton, Massachusetts over the weekend.

Vanessa MarcottePolice say the suspect would have had scrapes and bruises that were fresh on Sunday and Monday, and would now be a few days old. This is based on information from Vanessa's autopsy that indicates there was a struggle between her and her killer.

Police are pleading for anyone with information to call 508-453-7589.

Police also say that the timeline has been narrowed down a bit. It is believed Vanessa was killed between 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 7, on Brook Station Road in Princeton, Massachusetts.

If you saw any car driving or parked on that road between 1 and 3 p.m. please call police. They say they're receiving "a lot of good information" from calls to the anonymous tip line, but need more help.

Marcotte's body was found at about 8 p.m. Sunday by a state police canine unit in a wooded area about a half-mile from her mother's home. She had no clothes on and had burns to her head, feet and hands.

Princeton is located about 40 miles west of Boston and has about 3,500 residents. Early says Marcotte grew up in nearby Leominster.

Authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant, and District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said Tuesday "nothing has been ruled in or out" in Marcotte's death.

With additional information by the Associated Press.