The Latest: Tip line set up in death of woman found in woods

The Latest on the investigation into the slaying of a jogger from New York City whose body was found in woods near her mother's home in Princeton, Massachusetts (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Authorities are asking for the public's help in the investigation into the killing of a New York City woman whose body was found in woods near her mother's home in central Massachusetts.

Vanessa Marcotte left her mother's house in the small town of Princeton on Sunday to go for a jog, but never returned. Her body was found Sunday evening.

The 27-year-old Marcotte worked as an account manager in New York for Google. She graduated from Boston University in 2011.

Massachusetts state police set up an anonymous tip line on Tuesday for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious Sunday afternoon. Police wrote on their Facebook page that "no tip is inconsequential or irrelevant."

The tip line phone number is 508 453-7589.


6:15 a.m.

Police are urging residents of a small Massachusetts town to stay on guard after a New York City woman who was visiting her mother over the weekend was found slain in the woods.

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says police found the body of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte about a half-mile from her mother's home in Princeton on Sunday night after she didn't return from an afternoon walk or jog. He says it appears to be a homicide. Authorities don't know if the attack was random and are asking the public to stay alert and contact them if they see anything unusual.

The Boston University graduate worked in New York as an account executive for Google. The company says she was a much loved member of the team.