Gasoline, bug spray ingredient found on Vanessa Marcotte’s body

Vanessa Marcotte. –David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe, File

A hair tie and socks found on Vanessa Marcotte’s body tested positive for gasoline and DEET, a common ingredient in bug spray, according to new court documents.

The search warrant affidavit, filed in Worcester District Court Monday, notes that gasoline is a “common accelerant used to attempt to destroy evidence.’’ The details were first reported by

Marcotte, a 27-year-old Google account manager who lived in New York City, was visiting her mother in Princeton, Mass. on Aug. 7, 2016 when she went out for a walk. Her battered and burned body was found in the woods a half-mile from her mother’s house.