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Second Female Jogger Found Brutally Murdered

| by John Freund
Vanessa Marcotte (left) and Karina Vetrano (right)Vanessa Marcotte (left) and Karina Vetrano (right)

A second female jogger has been found brutally murdered in the Northeast, and some believe it is the work of the same depraved individual. 

WFXT reports that 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte of Princeton, Massachusetts, went for a run on the afternoon of Aug. 8.  She disappeared, and her body was later found about a half-mile from her mother's Princeton home.  

Marcotte lived and worked in New York City, but was visiting relatives in Princeton when she was killed.  The case is eerily similar to the case of Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old woman murdered the prior week in Queens, who was also abducted, strangled, and possibly sexually assaulted when going for a jog by herself.

Police have said they have no reason to believe the two murders are linked, but the similarities between the two women and the manners in which they were killed are striking.  

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Both Vetrano and Marcotte are attractive brunettes, Vetrano was 30 while Marcotte was 27, both were abducted while running alone, and both were strangled to death.  

The NYPD has posted a $10,000 reward to its Twitter site.

The 106th Detective Squad is looking for any information in regards to the above pictured female.  On August 2nd, 2016 the female was jogging in the area of Spring Creek Park in the confines of the 106th Precinct, and later found DOA in a wooded area of the park.  Call: 1-800-577-8477 (TIPS)

Sources: WFXT, NYPD/Twitter / Photo credit: WFXT, NYPD/Twitter via WFXT

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