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Video footage surfaces of Howard Beach Karina Vetrano moments before her death

September 13, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Video footage surfaces of Howard Beach Karina Vetrano moments before her death

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New video surveillance footage has surfaced that shows slain Howard Beach jogger, Karina Vetrano, just moments before she was brutally raped and murdered.

The footage, which was reportedly recorded near Spring Creek Park in Queens on August 2nd at 5:46 p.m., displays Karina Vetrano jogging in black shorts and a sports bra approximately five hours before her body was found.

A police spokesperson verified that the images, which were obtained by “Crime Watch Daily,” are of the young woman.

Phil Vetrano, Karina’s father, and a search party discovered her body. Investigators have had great difficulty in tracking down her killer. A DNA profile of the killer has been constructed. However, it doesn’t match anyone listed in both local and national DNA databases.

Police released a sketch of a man who they believe may have information about who was in the park that could lead to finding out who killed Karina Vetrano.

Police released a sketch of a man who they believe may have information about who was in the park that could lead to finding out who killed Karina Vetrano.

Two weeks ago, police published a sketch of a man who they allege may have knowledge about who was in the park at the time of the murder, but that tip has not yielded any valuable information.

A GoFundMe page launched by Phil Vetrano has raised $272,478 in donations for a reward for details that might lead to the capture of his daughter’s murderer.

Phil Vetrano posted on Sunday that he is also considering hiring private investigators to aid in the search.

“This will cost a considerable amount,” he stated. “I am asking all of you to share with all you know. Let’s raise enough to get an army out there to track this scum down.”

Bill Bratton, NYPD Police Commissioner, informed reporters on Monday that the footage was released with the family’s consent to keep the case in public awareness.

“I think it was provided along with the continuing effort of the rewards to try and find out what happened on that day,” Bratton said. “It remains one of the unsolved, very high-profile murders.”

He added that investigators are hoping that someone will view the video and come forward. Police are also hoping that somebody recently arrested will provide a match with the DNA already obtained.

“I think we have done all that we can to try and keep that story alive in the public mind and consciousness because it spreads such fear through the city,” he continued.

He asserted that the NYPD still assumes Vetrano’s murderer was a stranger.

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