Do you believe this couples story? The details seem suspicious but is it in the realm of possibilities?
Police investigating the murder of Google executive Vanessa Marcotte have seized surveillance footage after learning of a mysterious bruised and cut man who appeared at a resort near the murder scene.
The man appeared along with a woman at Wachusett Mountain Resort on Sunday afternoon – shortly after the 27-year-old was murdered.
The mountain resort’s base lodge is less than a ten-minute drive from Brooks Station Road and the woodland in which Marcotte’s body was found on Sunday evening.
Police believe she was murdered between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday, and that she fought back against her attacker – meaning he was likely to have been bruised and cut.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Princeton’s Wachusett Mountain general manager David Crowley, 60, said: ‘We have been asked to provide some footage which we’re doing.’
Crowley went onto explain: ‘A man and woman appeared at the resort around 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon and said that they had been in a motorcycle crash, or had somehow come off the motorcycle.
‘They claimed that the ambulance driver had told them to go up to the resort because we were open to clean up which seemed odd to my employee who recounted the incident.
‘She said she didn’t see any sign of an ambulance and it seemed strange to her that anyone would have given that advice if that’s really what happened.’
According to the employee, the man’s arms were, ‘all cut and scraped up’.
The employee has reported the unsettling encounter to police investigating the horrific killing that took place on Sunday afternoon.
At a press conference on Thursday Worcester district attorney Joseph D Early Jr said that the Boston University graduate, who was home visiting her mother at the weekend, struggled with her attacker probably leaving him scratched, scraped and bruised.
The DA appealed for anyone seeing a man with fresh injuries of that nature earlier this week to call the State Police tip line.
Law enforcement has now narrowed the scope of their inquiries to between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday afternoon. They were previously looking at the hours between 1pm and 4pm.
They have also appealed for anybody who may have seen a vehicle traveling along, or parked on, Brooks Station Road during that time to come forward.
On Tuesday her father issued a heartfelt plea asking people to pray for justice for his daughter and that that perpetrator of this horrendous crime be caught.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online from his home in Leominster, where Vanessa was raised, John Marcotte said: ‘How can anything ever be all right again when your only child has been horribly murdered?’
He said: ‘I’d ask people to pray that whoever did this is caught. She was the best kid in the world. Graduated top of her class.’