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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 »

2nd Jogger Brutally Killed, This Time in Massachusetts

Vanessa Marcotte's naked, burned body was found Sunday night

(Newser) - A 27-year-old jogger from New York City was found dead in Princeton, Mass., on Sunday, her naked body partially burned, police say. Vanessa Marcotte—an account manager for Google—had set out from her mother's house, which she was visiting for the weekend, around 1pm, authorities say. Her family... More »

Jogger's Death 'an Extraordinary Case of Murder'

Karina Vetrano was found with a clump of grass in her hand

(Newser) - The 30-year-old jogger murdered in Queens "put up a ferocious fight right to the end," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Thursday. Karina Vetrano's strangled body was found just before 9pm Tuesday about 15 feet from a jogging path she often frequented with her father, who... More »

Dad Finds Daughter's Body on NYC Jogging Path

Philip Vetrano had warned daughter Karina not to run there without him

(Newser) - A retired NYC firefighter who enjoyed going for runs in Queens with his 30-year-old daughter bowed out Tuesday because his back was hurting. But before Karina Vetrano left for her jog around 5pm, Philip Vetrano asked her to pick a different path than the remote one in Howard Beach they... More »

Man Runs for 10K Straight Days, Rain or Shine

Lenworth Williamson, 57, enjoys "the endorphins"

(Newser) - A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong—27 years later, the AP reports. Saugus resident Lenworth "Kip" Williamson recently ran for the 10,000th consecutive day. The 57-year-old General Electric Co. engineering manager tells the Daily Item ... More »

Cops Bust Husband in Philly Jogger's Strangling

Christopher Murray confesses, police say, citing 'rage incident'

(Newser) - After a jogger's body was found in a Philadelphia park, police told runners to be on their guard—but it seems the murder wasn't an arbitrary killing. Instead, police say Christopher Murray, husband of jogger Constance Murray, killed his wife in an argument, the AP reports. Murray confessed... More »

Austin Police Chief Rejects Criticism in Jogger Arrest

Jaywalker got off easy given her reaction, says chief

(Newser) - It's not every week that an arrest of a jaywalking jogger makes headlines, but throw in a viral video, an outraged arrestee, and a defiant police chief in Austin, and there you have it. The arrest took place Thursday, when 24-year-old jogger Amanda Jo Stephen got taken into custody... More »

Flying Deer Hits Virginia Jogger

Krystine Rivera, 27, has since been released from the hospital

(Newser) - We're guessing the chances of this happening rank somewhere between one in a million and one in a gazillion: Krystine Rivera was jogging in northern Virginia around 6pm earlier this month when the 27-year-old was hit by a ... flying deer. A 71-year-old behind the wheel of an SUV hit... More »

Hoffman Saves Heart Attack Jogger

Actor spots young runner keel over in Hyde Park

(Newser) - Dustin Hoffman has joined the ranks of celebs who save lives. He was walking in London's Hyde Park when he spotted a jogger first stagger, then keel over, frothing at the mouth. He immediately called the emergency Brit number—999—and stayed as paramedics performed CPR on Sam Dempster,... More »

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