Family of Slain Queens Runner Confident Killer Will be Caught - NBC New York

Family of Slain Queens Runner Confident Killer Will be Caught

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    Family of Slain Runner Confident Killer Will be Caught

    'Do the right thing and turn yourself in.' That's what an anguished family is telling the killer of a jogger in Howard Beach. Marc Santia has the new information. (Published Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016)

    The parents of Karina Vetrano, who was murdered while out for a run in her Queens neighborhood, said Thursday they are confident police will soon have their daughter's killer in custody.

    "We have a number of very strong leads and there are few suspects that are very interesting to the police," Karina's father, Phillip Vetrano, told NBC 4 New York Thursday.  

    "You can't run. It's just a matter of time," Karina's mother, Cathy Vetrano, said Thursday.

    Their words come as police look for surveillance footage near Erskine Street and Fountain Avenue in Brooklyn. Investigators want to determine if the killer crossed the Belt Parkway near the intersection and took a bike path into the park. 

    Parents of Slain NYC Runner Make Unusual Offer to Killer

    [NY] Parents of Slain NYC Runner Make Unusual Offer to Killer
    More than 1,000 people turned out for a memorial walk at the Queens park where a woman was found dead after leaving for a run earlier this month. The victim's parents urged the killer to turn himself in and even offered him reward money. Michael George reports.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016)

    The family is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. 

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