Karina Vetrano, a New York jogger who was killed while running through a park in Queens on Tuesday, was violently beaten and raped before her death, RadarOnline.com has learned.
"Her teeth were broken," a high-ranking police source told the publication of the attack. "She was black and blue."
According to reports, Vetrano was dragged approximately 15 feet off a grassy path in Spring Creek Park, fighting for her life. She was last seen alive at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, when she jogged into the park just a short distance from her Howard Beach residence.
Karina's father, Philip Vetrano, became suspicious when she wasn't answering his calls that evening. After alerting his neighbor, NYPD Assistant Chief John Cassidy, an area-wide search began.
Philip was first to discover Karina's body laying face down in the grass. The two, who were very close, had planned to go running together, but Philip cancelled due to an achy back.
Interestingly, Karina broke up with her boyfriend two days before the attack, but authorities quickly ruled him out as a suspect after his alibi checked out.
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At this time, police believe that a stranger is responsible for Karina's rape and death. There is a $10,000 reward for information in the investigation.