– Vanessa Marcotte missed when she went on a stroll, and then it has been revealed that she was brutally murdered and raped
– It happened just half a mile from her mon’s home
– She worked as account manager at Google in New York City
27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte missed while visiting her mother in Massachusetts. Later she was found murdered in the woods.
A source told Fox25 in Boston that investigators were examining the possibility that Marcotte was sexually assaulted and set on fire, with burns to her hands, head and feet.
Google, Vanessa’s employer, released the following statement about her death:
“Vanessa Marcotte was a much loved member of the Google team, working in our New York office for the last year and a half, and known for her ubiquitous smile, passion for volunteer work and love of Boston sports. We are deeply shocked and saddened, and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”
According to her LinkedIn profile Vanessa had worked as account manager in Google for two years.
Worcester County District attorney Joseph Early told reporters: “We have a horrible set of facts, horrible circumstance.” He added that it was unclear whether Marcotte's killing was a random act of violence and urged local residents to remain vigilant and exercise caution.
Officials would not say how Marcotte died but mentioned a “horrible set of facts”. They believe that she was brutally raped, murdered and set on fire near her mom’s house.