More than 1,000 tips received in Vanessa Marcotte murder case

Mourners attended Vanessa Marcotte’s funeral in Leominster on Aug. 16.
Mourners attended Vanessa Marcotte’s funeral in Leominster on Aug. 16.(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

A month after Vanessa Marcotte was murdered while jogging in Princeton, authorities say they have received more than 1,000 tips in the case, but they are still asking for the public’s help in finding her killer.

“Detectives are following up on every lead and all tips that contain potentially credible information,” Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said Wednesday in a statement. “We are working hard to find justice for Ms. Marcotte and her family.”

Marcotte, 27, was killed Aug. 7 in the woods near her mother’s home in Princeton, where she was visiting from New York. Authorities say she was killed between 1 and 3 p.m. after going for a run.


Vanessa Marcotte
Vanessa Marcotte(AP)

A Boston University graduate, Marcotte grew up in Leominster and had been working for Google in New York.

At her funeral Aug. 16 at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Leominster, the Rev. Dennis O’Brien urged mourners to remember how she lived

“Her death should not be the headline story,” he said at the time. “The headline story that the entire world needs to see and read is the love that she lived every single day of her life.”

On Thursday, Early said the public can play a role in solving the case by calling a State Police tip line at 508-453-7589.

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