The suspected murderer of a Google employee appeared in court on Tuesday (18 April) to be tried at the local Leominster Court in Massachusetts on charges of assault, assault, rape and aggravated assault.Vanessa Markot disappeared on August 7, 2016, after leaving her mother’s home in Princeton, 40 miles west of Boston, to go on a walk around 1:15 pm EDT (6.15 GMT).
Attorney General Jeffrey Travers said the iPhone Markot either stopped or disabled about 2.11pm. The Boston Globe said her family was called Princeton police when she failed to return home later that day.State and Princeton police found Marcot’s body in the woods about half a mile from her mother’s house around 8:30 pm that evening.
“The victim suffered intermittent breakage during the attack and crushing of injuries in the structures surrounding her throat,” state police said in a court report.According to Travers, eyewitness reports, the DNA and Cell Phone Guide, linked Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, from Worcester, to the scene of the crime.
Travers said the plaintiffs claimed that a witness saw Colon-Ortiz carry a mobile phone standing next to a dark SUV with the bonnet “near where Vanessa’s body was later recovered” around 12:45 pm.
Passers-by did not stop assisting the stranded motorist, and when the witness passed through the same place at about 2pm, the man claiming to be Colon-Ortiz disappeared. However, the Sue remained, but with the hood and windows closed now.
Traverse said Colton Ortiz, who worked at FedEx, was familiar with Princeton and the surrounding area. The Associated Press said the suspect was not working at the time of Markut’s disappearance, but mobile phone records indicate he was in the area.
Prosecutors said the suspect was also linked to the case by leaving the DNA at the victim’s hands. Travers revealed that a soldier from the government forces spotted a similar SUV with a driver that matches the description of the suspect. The soldier took the license plate number and visited the home of the Cologne-Ortiz and spoke to his wife.
The soldier left a work card for Colon-Ortiz to reach him, but never heard again. Travers said the soldier returned to the home of Colon-Ortiz and obtained a sample of voluntary DNA. Travers said the DNA was a DNA match found on the victim.
According to AB, attorney Colton Ortiz Edward Ryan questioned the way DNA sample was obtained. Ryan said his client was not fluent in English and perhaps did not understand what he was asking for.”We will discuss the circumstances in which he surrendered his DNA,” he said.
The prosecution then asked the DHS to consider the “actual identity of this defendant”, who had a Puerto Rican driver’s license issued in 2014. Ryan said that Colon Ortiz was born in Puerto Rico, where his parents still live. “There is no doubt that he is an American citizen,” he said.
The suspect was held on bail of 10 million dollars (£ 7 million) after defense lawyers entered the charge, the agency said. Travers has demanded high bail because Colton Ortiz is expected to be charged with murder for killing Markot.