Arrest made in murder of NYC Google employee Vanessa Marcotte

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Eyewitness News Reporter Ken Rosato has the very latest on the story.

Officials announced Saturday that they have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a New York City woman killed while running near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer.

Massachusetts State Police arrested 31-year-old Angelo Colon Ortiz in death of Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton in August 2016.

Ortiz is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault and battery, and assault with intent to rape.

DNA from a possible suspect was obtained during Marcotte's autopsy, and on Friday, state police learned of a DNA match.

They determined Ortiz was a match and he was taken into custody at his home Friday night in Worcester, Mass. He was interviewed and arrested.

The 27-year-old Marcotte grew up in nearby Leominster. She worked as an account manager for Google in New York.

Investigators believe that Marcotte struggled with her killer and may have left "scratches, scrapes and/or bruises" on him.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored SUV parked in the area around the time of Marcotte's murder.

She was visiting her mother on Aug. 7 when she went out for an afternoon jog and never returned. Her body was found later that night in a wooded area about a half mile from her mother's home.

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Her murder came days after the murder of Karina Vetrano, who was also out jogging in Howard Beach, Queens, when she was attacked.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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