Missing jogger’s body found; detectives believe she may have been strangled

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOWARD BEACH, N.Y. - Authorities in New York are working to find out what happened to a 30-year-old jogger, whose body was found in a marsh on Tuesday night.

Family members and neighbors say it was common to see 30-year-old Karina Vetrano jogging along the path near Howard Beach.

However, she usually ran with her father by her side.

On Tuesday evening, police say she decided to run by herself and her father, who is a retired firefighter became worried when she didn't immediately return home.

Officials told WPIX that they were able to ping her phone about four hours later, and her father led a search party.

He, along with officers, found her body about 15 feet off the path.

Chief Robert Boyce, with the NYPD, told WPIX that Vetrano had marks on her body and her clothes were "in disarray."

On Wednesday, officials said that there is evidence Vetrano was strangled and possibly sexually assaulted.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.