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Newly Engaged Jogger's Final Outfit: Her Wedding Dress

Wendy Martinez will be buried in it

(Newser) - The funeral for a 35-year-old woman stabbed to death in an apparently random attack in Washington, DC, this week will have a poignant twist: Wendy Martinez will be buried in her wedding dress, reports CBS News . Martinez had just gotten engaged a week ago, and she and mom Cora Martinez... More »

Cops: DC Jogger Killed in 'Random Attack'

Wendy Martinez got engaged last week

(Newser) - Police in Washington, DC, are hunting a man believed to have stabbed a woman to death in an apparently random attack. Police say 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez was jogging near her home in northwest DC around 8pm Tuesday night when she was fatally stabbed by a man in a mustard-colored... More »

Woman, 20, Went Out for 10pm Jog and Vanished

Mollie Tibbetts was dogsitting with her boyfriend at the time

(Newser) - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, went out for a run on Wednesday night and hasn't been seen since. The University of Iowa student was dogsitting in Brooklyn, Iowa, at the time; her boyfriend was with her at the house, which is in an area largely comprised of farmland and fields. The... More »

Jogger Fights Off Convicted Rapist

37-year-old also got help from neighbors Sunday in Bridgewater, Mass.

(Newser) - Putting up a fight, a woman managed to escape being abducted by a convicted rapist while out jogging in Massachusetts on Sunday, police say. The woman, who chose not to be identified, was running in Bridgewater around 7:30am when a man got out of his SUV and came toward... More »

Alleged Poop Jogger Caught With Pants Down, Toilet Paper in Hand

Andrew Macintosh charged with public nuisance in Australia

(Newser) - Desperate crimes call for desperate measures, like waiting outside in the dark to catch an apparently on-trend poop jogger in the act. It's a move that paid off for an Australian man who tired of a jogger pooping on a footpath in his Brisbane neighborhood up to 30 times... More »

Guy Attacks Jogger, Jogger Stabs Him

Multiple times, though he managed to get away

(Newser) - An attacker had the tables turned on him quite thoroughly Friday morning in Salt Lake City. He grabbed a female runner from behind and groped her, but she had a small knife in her hand and stabbed him with it, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. He turned and fled, and... More »

'A Killer in the Wild' Takes Life of French Jogger

Alexia Daval's burned body was found Monday

(Newser) - The residents of Gray, France, number just 5,000, but on Sunday some 10,000 people took to the streets there in Alexia Daval's name. The 29-year-old's body was found last Monday, in a crime that the Times of London reports has raised the fears of female runners... More »

Cops: Woman Won't Stop Pooping While Jogging

They call her the 'Mad Pooper'

(Newser) - This probably isn't the top priority for law enforcement, but it's got to be at least No. 2. CBS Denver reports a female jogger has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with random acts of pooping for nearly two months. "'Are you really taking a poop... More »

American Victim of Mistaken Identity in Jogging Assault

Police continue hunt for man who pushed woman into path of bus

(Newser) - London police thought they'd gotten their man in a shocking incident in which a jogger shoved a woman into the path of a bus. On Thursday, they arrested a 41-year-old American investment banker over the May 5 incident on the city's Putney Bridge. Turns out ,he had a... More »

Suspect Eyed in Woman's Near Miss With Bus

The man is in custody, say London police

(Newser) - Police in the UK have arrested a suspect in the shocking assault on a female pedestrian in London. A man was arrested in London's Chelsea neighborhood on Thursday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, reports the BBC ; the man's age was originally reported as being 41 but... More »

In 'Shocking' Video, Jogger Knocks Woman in Front of Bus

London police searching for man involved in May incident

(Newser) - London police are searching for a jogger seen knocking a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in "shocking" CCTV footage . According to police, a 33-year-old woman was walking on Putney Bridge in London around 7:40am on May 5 when a man jogging in the opposite direction... More »

Jogger Fends Off Would-Be Rapist With Wits, Self-Defense

Kelly Herron screamed 'not today, motherf---er' at her assailant

(Newser) - On the fourth mile of a marathon training run, 36-year-old Kelly Herron stopped to use a public bathroom in a Seattle park. "As I was drying my hands I became aware that something was wrong," she tells ABC News , and as she turned around she found herself face... More »

Authorities Find DNA in Murdered Jogger Case

Authorities put together a person of interest profile in Vanessa Marcotte case

(Newser) - Another break in the case of Vanessa Marcotte, the 27-year-old Massachusetts woman murdered while out for a jog in August : Authorities say they have DNA and are looking for a person of interest. Specifically, the DA says that, based on info from the DNA as well as witness statements, they... More »

Jogger's High-Profile Murder May Be Solved

NYC police have a suspect in custody in Karina Vetrano slaying

(Newser) - Police may have cracked the murder of a 30-year-old jogger in Queens last summer . Detectives have a suspect in custody after finding a DNA match with evidence at the scene of Karina Vetrano's killing, reports the Daily News . NYPD Chief Robert Boyce identified the suspect on Twitter as Chanel... More »

Husband: Sherri Papini Weighed 87 Lbs. When Found

Says his wife suffered 'both intense physical agony and severe mental torture'

(Newser) - Keith Papini says his wife suffered "both intense physical agony and severe mental torture" while held captive for 22 days, and anyone spreading "disgusting" rumors "should be ashamed of their malicious, subhuman behavior." In a statement to ABC News , the husband of Sherri Papini—who flagged... More »

Mystery Donor Willing to Pay 'Ransom' for Missing Jogger

$50K available until Wednesday: website

(Newser) - Authorities have received 400 tips but have few leads in the disappearance of a woman in California. An apparent stranger hopes to change that. An anonymous donor has set up a website offering a $50,000 "ransom reward" if "the person who has Sherri Papini" will let her... More »

Family Fears Missing Jogger Was 'Taken'

Sherri Papini vanished Wednesday in California

(Newser) - Family members fear a California woman has been abducted after she went for a jog on Wednesday and never returned. Sherri Papini, a 34-year-old mother of two, seemingly vanished while jogging around 2pm Wednesday near her home in a rural neighborhood of Redding, reports Redding's Record Searchlight . Relatives say... More »

Cops Want to Talk to This Man About Jogger's Murder

Karina Vetrano was sexually assaulted and strangled while running in NYC

(Newser) - With few leads in the brutal murder of a jogger earlier this month, the New York Police Department has released a sketch of a man it believes could provide a much-needed break in the case, the New York Daily News reports. According to WABC , the man in the sketch was... More »

Murdered Jogger May Have Injured Her Killer

Police believe Vanessa Marcotte fought for her life

(Newser) - The 27-year-old woman killed while jogging Sunday in Massachusetts may have fought back against her killer. "We believe that there was struggle between Vanessa and her killer that may have resulted in her killer receiving injuries," Mass Live quotes district attorney Joseph Early as saying Thursday. Those injuries... More »

Dead Jogger's Family Raises Money for Massive Reward

Original goal of $100K was met within hours

(Newser) - The parents of Karina Vetrano, the jogger murdered in Queens last week, teamed up with others in their close-knit community, Howard Beach, to try to come up with a reward to supplement the $20,000 being offered by the NYPD to catch Vetrano's killer. The goal of their GoFundMe... More »

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