9 Registered Sex Offenders were found living in Howard Beach, Dad of murdered Queens jogger Karina Vetrano wants to use $300000 reward fund to pay private investigator to find killer look for a stalker., jogging path that Karina was on is also used by ATVs, maybe Karina was first hit in the head with a rock but a motorcycle helmet would also inflict the same kind of damage, Photo above is Karina Vetrano jogging past a home around 5:46 p.m., sex offenders are never cured and they tend to hang with other like minded people
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Dad of murdered Queens jogger Karina Vetrano wants to use $300,000 reward fund to pay private investigator to find killer, look for a stalker, someone who has been in the same area for months. Karina Vetrano was found dead in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St. in Howard Beach NY on August 2nd 2016. In my 21 years as a private investigator I have handled hundreds of cases that involved a man stalking an attractive woman. From the statements of police investigators and looking at the aerial view above of where the body of Karina Vetrano was found I would estimate that this was a plan in play for weeks or even months for the killer to get close to Karina Vetrano when she was alone. I do not believe in coincidences, psycho male stalkers will take notice of an attractive female who frequents the same area as them, they will zero in on what time and what days she may frequent an area so they can be there, they will watch her for days, weeks or even months.
Karina Vetrano usually always runs with her father in the same area on or about the same time around 5:00pm, on the day of the murder she was alone, just a coincidence I think not. Karina was caught on camera jogging past a home around 5:46 p.m., and she also exchanged several texts with a gal pal. The jogging path comes up to a blind spot by the large tree seen in the photo at the top of this post, perfect spot to hide, this would be the killers planned location to wait for Karina Vetrano. The weeds along side the unpaved jogging path are upwards of 10 feet high, providing cover for anyone on the trail on a bike or even a off road motorcycle. Police say a used condom was found near the body of Karina Vetrano, I truly believe this was a planned rape/murder. The New York Daily News said a man, “who is not believed to be the killer, was seen coming out of the weeds at Spring Creek Park near the Belt Parkway, see above, around the time Vetrano was killed on August 2.” PIX 11 says a utility worker described him to police, see his sketch below.
Possibly the killer had also used the path for months before the murder of Karina Vetrano on August 2nd, another jogger or mountain bike rider or off road motorcycle rider. There are houses that line one side of both 161st Ave. and 78th St. across from the marsh, I doubt the killer would have come out of the weeds and walked along 161st Ave. or 78th St. in full view of the neighborhood. The jogging path leads out to another paved bike/jogging path that runs alongside the Belt Parkway, there is open entrance here. Killer would have wanted an escape route to leave the area undetected.
Karina Vetrano’s body was found shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday about 15 feet from a trail near 161st Avenue and 78th Street in Spring Creek Park, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. The grieving dad of a Queens jogger who was sexually assaulted and killed on her nightly run wants to hire a private investigator to dig up clues that can bring her killer to justice, he said Wednesday. The jogging path that Karina was on is also used by ATVs and firetrucks putting out brush fires, and neighbors and others outside the community use it for running or other sports like mountain bike riding and off road motorcycle riding. The area is somewhat noisy with aircraft flying low overhead from JFK. Apparently Karina Vetrano was first hit in the head and some of her teeth knocked out, then strangled to death. Police indicate that maybe Karina was first hit in the head with a rock but a motorcycle helmet would also inflict the same kind of damage. Keep in mind Karina Vetrano was a moving target.
Photo above is Karina Vetrano jogging past a home around 5:46 p.m. on Tuesday August 2nd 2016 just before she went into the marsh area with high weeds in Howard Beach NY, she appears to be moving at a fairly fast pace. Average foot speed of a jogger in shape is about 7 mph (miles per hour) in which you would cover 1 mile in about 8 minutes, she had been running 3 to 5 miles most evenings. The killer would have had to be looking for her coming up the trail in the marsh with high weeds or she would have been on him before he could act. The killer would not have been sitting down doing drugs or drinking, he would have had to be standing up and on watch. Based on what evidence is available and having done years of surveillance of people on foot or on bikes moving around, I don’t think this was a chance encounter with the rapist/murderer.
The man in the sketch is a possible witness who could provide detectives leads in the Aug. 2 homicide of Karina Vetrano. He is not considered a suspect. Detectives believe he may be able to provide information about what he may have seen around the time Vetrano is believed to have been killed. The man was spotted by a utility worker near the top of Spring Creek Park, and detectives have not yet been able to locate him to interview him for information. Here is his description:
– Black male
– 35 to 45 years old
– Height: 5’10”
– Medium build
– Wearing dark pants with a red t-shirt and dark wool hat
Chief Robert Boyce with the NYPD said the dark wool hat may be key in tracking down this individual. “Remember, the day was Aug. 2. You don’t usually wear a wool hat in the area there,” Boyce said. “We don’t know who he is, we don’t know if he is a fellow jogger, what he is doing.” Karina Vetrano’s father says police should talk to missing mystery jogger. Phil Vetrano in a WABC radio interview with Guardian Angel Founder Curtis Sliwa talked about a jogger that regularly ran in the same area, but has not been seen since his daughter’s death. “We just want to question him, I just want to question him because I would see him almost every day,” Vetrano said. “Now he’s dropped off the face of the Earth.” It ain’t him. Following Vetrano’s interview, the man matching the description turned himself in to police, reported the New York Post. “He’s a 48-year-old man who hurt his knee and stopped jogging,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. “Nothing more heinous than that.” “He’s not a subject at all,” Boyce added. “We spoke to him last night. He voluntarily came into the precinct, and we sat down, and we talked to him. He self-identified as that person that Phil would see jogging prior to that. It was just an injury.”
9 Registered Sex Offenders were found living in Howard Beach, NY 11414, several of them live on the the other side of the Belt Parkway near the entrance to Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach where Karina Vetrano runs, several of the registered sex offenders have convictions for violent rape and sodomy. One of the registered sex offenders lives on 86th Street between 163rd Ave and 164th Ave Howard Beach. In my experience, sex offenders are never cured and they tend to hang with other like minded people, although DNA collected from the rape of Karina Vetrano does not match any felons in the State and National database, which would include sex offenders, I’m sure the NYPD is tracking down and questioning the associates of these 9 registered sex offenders who live in Howard Beach, who are their friends, who visited them, etc.
“In case it goes cold, I’m going to have to bring someone in,” Phil Vetrano said about the investigation into his daughter Karina Vetrano’s death on Wednesday. “Someone like Perry Mason.” Vetrano said he would only hire the private investigator with the permission of the NYPD, who updates him daily about the case. The 30-year-old stunner was jogging through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach on Aug. 2 when she was sexually assaulted and strangled, police said. Her dad called police when she didn’t return home and found his child’s body during an intense search of the head-high weeds.“I want to start a fund to catch the killer, that would be used to hire outside sources to track down and bring this person to justice,” he added. “So if you still want to contribute to find justice for Karina this is what we are going to do.” NYPD detectives have collected the killer’s DNA from the crime scene, but have yet to match it to anyone. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said Vetrano can do anything he wished to keep the case alive.