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Reward in death of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano rises to $20,000, NYPD says

Karina Vetrano was found dead in the marshes

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

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.

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