Police in New York are on the hunt for the person responsible for the murder and possible sexual assault of a female jogger.
Karina Vetrano’s father made the heartbreaking discovery of his daughter’s body late Tuesday night, several hours after she failed to return from an evening jog, reports The New York Times.
The 30-year-old was an avid runner, clocking five to eight kilometres daily around a park near her Queens home. Her father, Philip Vetrano, normally ran with her, but was forced to stay home with back pain on the night she was killed.
Philip, a retired firefighter, “asked her not to run this path, not without him”, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.
But Karina insisted she would be safe.
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