Man Accused of Killing Vanessa Marcotte Held Without Bail

The man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing after going out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home was ordered held without bail at his arraignment on Wednesday morning.

Angelo Colon-Ortiz did not appear in court for his arraignment on a murder charge in Worcester Superior Court in the death last August of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte.

His lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Marcotte was visiting her mother in Princeton, about 40 miles west of Boston last Aug. 7, when she failed to return from a run. Her body was found several hours later in a wooded area not far from the family's home.

The 31-year-old Angelo Colon-Ortiz was arrested in April after prosecutors say his DNA matched samples on Marcotte's body.

He did not appear in court on Wednesday because of concerns over an "identification issue," his attorney said. He instead stood just outside the doorway, listening to a translation of the proceedings on headphones.

Colon-Ortiz is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 24.

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