Many Tips in Murder of Howard Beach Jogger Karina Vetrano, but No Arrest Made

NY Daily News - October 05, 2016

by Rocco Parascandola, John Annese

Two months after the slaying of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, police say they’ve gotten to work on more than 180 tips — but still haven’t found her killer.

Vetrano, 30, was jogging through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach on Aug. 2 when she was sexually assaulted and strangled, cops said.

Her dad, Philip Vetrano, called police when she didn’t return home and found his daughter’s body during an intense search of the head-high weeds. “Each one is being vetted,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said of the tips that have come in to Crimestoppers. “Each one, where appropriate, we take a DNA sample for the person that’s spoken to and we compare it to the (suspect’s),” he said.

Last week, a deranged, naked 47-year-old man told police “My father did it,” Matthew Fox said as cops pulled him out of the muck at Spring Creek Park. Boyce said investigators are still analyzing his DNA, but they don’t think he was involved or was a person of interest.