PRINCETON, Mass. -- (WBZ) -- The family of Vanessa Marcotte is speaking publicly for the first time about the 27-year-old woman killed in the town of Princeton while on a jog.
They called the media together outside a local church at 3 p.m. breaking their silence. Her parents John and Rosanna stood by as Vanessa’s uncle Steven Therrien read a prepared statement.
“It has been more than four months since Vanessa was tragically taken from us. Not a day goes by we don’t reflect on the enormity of our loss,” said Therrien.
The Google executive, visiting from New York, went for a run the afternoon of August 7. Her body was later found naked and burned off Brooks Station Road just a half-mile from her mother’s home.
No one has been charged and her family wants to make sure she remains in the public eye as more than a murder victim. They’ve set up a new website vanessamarcotte.org.
“Vanessa embraced the spirit of giving back and volunteerism. You may learn more about Vanessa and causes close to her heart.”
Investigators have floated one clue about a dark colored SUV that was seen in the area the day of the murder. State Police have also received at least 1,100 tips but nothing so far that points to her killer.
The family says the website will also serve as a way for them to share information about the case rather than speak publicly again.
Tips can be called in to (508) 453-7589.