NYPD wants to speak with man in sketch

- More than a month after the gruesome death of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, the NYPD released a sketch Wednesday of a man it wants to question in the case.

Vetrano, 30, was raped and strangled in Howard Beach. Her body was found near a popular running path.

The man in the sketch is not a person of interest or a suspect, according NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

He was seen leaving the area at about the time of Vetrano's murder.

Earlier this week, police discounted the possibility that a man who regularly jogged in the area and disappeared after the murder was connected to the case.

The NYPD also said it had developed a DNA profile of the person who killed Vetrano, but so far had not found a match to anyone in the DNA database.

Police were now focusing on people who might have been in jail before 1998.

Anyone who might recognize the man in the new sketch, is encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following:

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

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