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.