Wake held for NYC Google worker murdered in Massachusetts

PRINCETON, Massachusetts (WABC) -- A wake was held Monday for the New York City woman who was killed while going for a jog while visiting family in Massachusetts.

Mourners gathered at the Brandon Funeral Home in Fitchburg, Mass. to say goodbye to Vanessa Marcotte.

A funeral Mass is scheduled Tuesday at Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic church in Leominster, followed by burial at Woodside Cemetery in Westminster.

Her family asked that donations be made to Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc., the Matt Light Foundation for Chrohn's Disease, or the non-profit Harlem Grown in lieu of flowers.

Officials believe Marcotte, 27, was murdered while jogging in the woods in Princeton. Her body was found about a half mile from her mother's house.

State police opened up an anonymous tip line to get more information about her death, and have gotten more than 450 calls, officials said Friday.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said Marcotte may have struggled with her attacker, injuring them.

Early told the public that the killer likely has injuries that could include scratches, scrapes, and bruises.
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