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Suspect in Death of NYC Google Worker Held Without Bail

What to Know

  • Angelo Colon Ortiz, 31, was arrested in April in connection with the murder of Vanessa Marcotte.
  • Marcotte, a 27-year-old former Google employee, was killed while jogging near her mother's house in Princeton on Aug. 7, 2016.
  • Police said Marcotte's body was naked and partially burned. There were also signs that she had struggled with her attacker.

The man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home has pleaded not guilty.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz was held without bail after entering his plea to a murder charge Wednesday in the death last summer of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte.

During the brief appearance, he was allowed to remain out of sight at the request of his lawyer, who cited an "identification issue."

Marcotte was visiting her mother in Princeton, about 40 miles west of Boston, last August when she failed to return from a run. Her body was found hours later in a nearby wooded area.

The 31-year-old Colon-Ortiz, of Worcester, was arrested in April after prosecutors say his DNA matched samples from Marcotte's body.

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