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Suspect arrested in Karina Vetrano case

by Leigh Egan

Authorities detained a man who they believe murdered Queens, New York, jogger, Karina Vetrano.

New York Daily News reports that the suspect was linked via DNA found on Vetrano’s body. The suspect was picked up on Saturday afternoon and taken to the 106 Precinct in Howard Beach. He’s expected to be charged with the jogger’s murder, but so far, there’s no indication of who he is. CBS 30 reports that he’s from East Brooklyn. Additional sources indicate that he’s in his 20’s and lives in public housing.

Vetrano, a beautiful and vivacious 30-year-old, was grabbed by the suspect on August 2, as she jogged through Spring Creek Park. She was later found beaten, raped, and killed. Detectives stated that they followed the suspect’s “scent” while searching throughout the area neighborhoods until they found a match.

Check back for updates as more details unfold. For more information on the case, listen below to “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” as Grace and co-host, Alan Duke, delve into the case and speak with Vetrano’s father, retired FDNY Firefighter, Philip Vetrano.


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Leigh Egan is a crime-fighting journalist and editor who specializes in breaking news and investigative true crime coverage. With more than a decade of experience under her belt, Leigh’s work can be found in a number of high-profile national publications. For Leigh, learning didn’t stop after college. She considers herself a lifelong learner who frequently takes media and journalism courses to keep abreast of the latest happenings and innovations in her field.