News Reward in death of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano rises to $20,000, NYPD says Karina Vetrano was found dead in the marshes near 161st Avenue and 78th Street in Howard Beach, Queens on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Photo Credit: Instagram By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org August 9, 2016 5:54 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The reward for information about the death of Karina Vetrano, killed while jogging near her home in Howard Beach last week, was increased to $20,000, police said Tuesday. The increase comes less than a day after a town-hall style meeting in the neighborhood and after investigators failed to find a DNA match from a sample from her body. Vetrano, 30, had gone for a run at about 5 p.m. Aug. 2, but police and her family started searching for her when she didn’t come home. Her body was found facedown about 15 feet from a trail near 161st Avenue and 78th Street in Spring Creek Park. By Alison Fox email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.