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Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

Family Sobs Watching Confession in Killed NYC Jogger Case

The family of a woman found dead after she vanished while jogging watched in tears as lawyers played a taped confession of the man accused of killing her.

Thursday, Aug 3, 2017

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

Karina Vetrano's Family Reflects 1 Year After Her Killing

The family of Karina Vetrano gathered for a memorial walk Wednesday evening a year after she was killed while going for a run in her Queens neighborhood of Howard Beach.

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

$60K Raised for Scholarship in Honor of Slain Jogger

Friends and family of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in Queens last summer, raised $60,000 for a scholarship in her name.

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

Suspect in Jogger Karina Vetrano Slaying Pleads Not Guilty

The 20-year-old Brooklyn man accused of killing Queens woman Karina Vetrano as she jogged through a marshy area near her home last summer has pleaded not guilty to murder and sex abuse charges in the case.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017

Suspect's DNA Profile in NYC Google Worker Slaying Revealed

Suspect's DNA Profile in NYC Google Worker Slaying Revealed

Authorities in Massachusetts say they now have a DNA profile of the person believed to have killed a 27-year-old New York City woman out running near her mother's Massachusetts home last summer.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

Karina Vetrano Murder Suspect's Attorneys Attend Hearing

Karina Vetrano Murder Suspect's Attorneys Attend Hearing

The 20-year-old Brooklyn man charged in the death of Karina Vetrano, the New York City runner whose beaten, strangled body was found in a Queens marsh over the summer, will face a judge again in April.

Sunday, Feb 5, 2017

Man in Custody in Connection to Death of Jogger: Sources

Man in Custody in Connection to Death of Jogger: Sources

A man is in custody Saturday in the death of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in a park in Queens, police sources tell NBC New York.

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017

Family Marks 6 Months Since Karina Vetrano's Body Was Found

Family Marks 6 Months Since Karina Vetrano's Body Was Found

The body of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano was found six months ago Thursday in a marshy park in Queens. The avid runner had been beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted, and though authorities have culled DNA from...

Friday, Dec 9, 2016

Karina Vetrano's Killing Puts DNA Technique Under Microscope

Karina Vetrano's Killing Puts DNA Technique Under Microscope

With a DNA profile but no suspect to match in the strangling of a woman who went for a run and met a killer, authorities are looking to an emerging approach: using the DNA to look for the killer's relatives.

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016

New Video Shows Killed Jogger on Day She Went Missing

New Video Shows Killed Jogger on Day She Went Missing

Police have released new surveillance video showing what may have been Karina Vetrano's final moments on Aug. 2 before she was found killed near her home in Queens.

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