Reward money tops $200K in Karina Vetrano murder

- More than $188,000 has been raised through the website GoFundMe for a reward in the arrest of Karina Vetrano's killer.

The Howard Beach, Queens, woman was murdered last week while out for a run.

On Wednesday, Phil Vetrano, her father, announced that the GoFundMe page was created to supplement the NYPD's reward money of $20,000, with a goal of raising $100,000 by the end of the week.

Total reward money topped more than $200,000 on Thursday.

Vetrano, 30, was possibly raped and then strangled in the tall weeds of a marshy section of Spring Creek Park, part of the federally owned Gateway National Recreation Area. She had gone for a run along her usual route.

To date, police have interviewed hundreds of people, including sex offenders, and have collected over a dozen surveillance videos from nearby homes around the crime.

About three dozen tips have come in, but police have yet to identify a suspect.

Right now police say they don't believe the crime is connected to any other recent attacks including one in Massachusetts, but the detectives are comparing notes.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).

With the Associated Press

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