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Reward For Murdered NY Jogger Now $200K

| by Nicholas Roberts
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The parents of murdered New York jogger Karina Vetrano have vowed to find out who their daughter's murderer is. The reward for finding the killer has been raised to $200,000.

A GoFundMe page for Karina was created on Aug. 9.  Philip Vetrano, Karina's father, said: "I’m pleading with the public, with the country. Five dollars, $10 -- we need to raise this money very quickly."

The fundraiser page quickly surpassed its original goal of $100,000. As of Aug. 10, Karina's parents had raised $160,000, reports WPIX. By Aug. 11, that figure has risen to roughly $190,000.

"We love you Karina -- the whole world loves you!" wrote Olga Grafakos, a donor to the Vetranos' cause.

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"I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much-needed peace during this very difficult time."

Vetrano's death in Queens on Aug. 2 bears an eerie similarity to the death of 27-year-old Vanessa Marcotte in Princeton, Massachusetts, a week earlier, and city detectives have reportedly reached out to Massachusetts State Police to check for any parallels.

Philip Vetrano and city investigators have said there is no connection between the crimes.

"Totally unrelated," he told New York Daily News.

The NYPD has already offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killer's conviction.

"No questions asked," said Philip.

"I don’t care if he turns himself in for the money. Someone knows something."

Sources: WPIX, New York Daily News, GoFundMe / Photo credit: Instagram via New York Daily News

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