Family of NYC Google worker killed in Massachusetts speaks out for first time

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

PRINCETON, Massachusetts -- The family of a 27-year-old New York City woman who was killed while out running near her mother's Massachusetts home is establishing a foundation in her name and renewing a call for the public's help in solving the case.

Vanessa Marcotte's parents were present as the family's first public statement was read Wednesday by her uncle, Steven Therrien, at a church in the central Massachusetts town of Princeton.

Marcotte's body was found Aug. 7 in a wooded area in Princeton.

Therrien said his niece embraced the spirit of volunteerism, and the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation will support causes that were important to her.

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Marcotte worked for Google in New York.

Investigators have received hundreds of tips but no suspects have been named. Police said last month they were looking for a dark-colored SUV seen parked in the area.