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KARINA VETRANO: NY vs Chanel Lewis for murder of Queens jogger *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Courtroom' started by Cousin Dupree, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    This should be an interesting case to follow.

    Police raise reward to $20G for info about Queens jogger Karina Vetrano’s killer after recovering DNA from body

    Karina Vetrano’s killer now has a $20,000 bounty on his head.

    Police announced Tuesday the reward for information about the criminal who sexually abused, then murdered the 30-year-old beauty as she ran alone through a Queens park last week has been raised to $20,000.

    The reward was increased after forensic investigators successfully recovered DNA from another person on Vetrano's body — but they haven’t been able to match it to anyone so far, police sources said Tuesday....

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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Karina Vetrano Update: NYPD Confident Arrest For Murder Will Be Made, Detective Says

    It has been three months since the murder of Howard Beach, Queens jogger Karina Vetrano and the police have yet to make an arrest in the homicide case. Despite the lack of progress in the case, New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce has insisted that officers are still working to solve the 30-year-old’s slaying.

    Although there have not been many leads since the Aug. 2 murder, detectives are still handling the case with “a sense of vigilance and endurance,” Boyce said. He was confident there will be justice following the brutal murder, Newsday reported Tuesday. “We will continue until we make an arrest in this case, which I know we will,” said added.

    Since the murder, NYPD officers have received more than 100 tips about the case and have released sketches and descriptions of possible witnesses, local publication QNS reported Friday. Boyce has said that each tip received is properly investigated by detectives.


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  3. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I hope they solve this.
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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Experts: DNA technique not used in NY could help in Karina Vetrano case

    In the nearly four months since 30-year-old Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano was strangled in Spring Creek Park, teams of NYPD detectives have worked the case with no suspects. The best lead so far has been DNA left on Vetrano’s body that hasn’t matched any profiles in state or national databases of convicted criminals, police said.

    But some law enforcement and forensic science experts said an innovative and controversial DNA analysis technique that isn’t used in New York has the potential to bring investigators closer to finding Vetrano’s killer.

    The methodology, known as “familial searching,” uses probability rankings and analysis of the Y chromosome to identify people already in the state DNA database who are relatives of the unknown suspect.

    Once relatives are identified, police can use traditional investigative techniques — even rummaging through garbage cans — to develop reasonable suspicion and then retrieve a DNA sample from a person of interest.

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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Karina Vetrano's Killer Would Have Given 'Excuses' About Scratches, Cuts: NYPD Profile

    The person who strangled a woman who went on a run in a Queens park earlier this year likely would have "given any variety of excuses for his appearance" after the killing, according to a profile obtained by Newsday.

    The criminal profile assembled for the NYPD in the Aug. 2 killing of Karina Vetrano revealed that her killer -- likely a man -- is thought to still be at large and may have been a frequent visitor at Spring Creek Park before the 30-year-old's body was found there that evening.

    But he probably stopped visiting the area near Jamaica Bay and could have even moved following the killing, possibly telling friends that he was avoiding the area due to the "danger" at the park, the newspaper reports. He may have even changed his appearance and habits following the killing.

    The killer was likely to have suffered scratches and cuts in a struggle with Vetrano, who NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said fought "ferociously" with the attacker. The profile suggests that the killer probably gave friends excuses for his appearance. He also probably kept a close eye on media reports about Vetrano and the investigation.

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Leads still come in for slaying of Howard Beach jogger, NYPD says

    NYPD detectives probing the killing of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano have a new lead in the six-month-old homicide as investigators continue to perform data analysis on arrest records and check cellphone tower activity to get a break in the case, a top official said Wednesday.

    “Each day we have a strong lead — we have one right now,” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said when asked at a news briefing about the status of the case.

    Boyce wouldn’t elaborate on the new information, saying leads continue to come in but at a slower pace since the Aug. 2 slaying of the 30-year-old Vetrano as she jogged in Spring Creek Park. Investigators retrieved DNA samples from her body but have not matched them to any profile in the state database.

    Boyce acknowledged that earlier strong leads in the homicide all fizzled out and he cautioned against any optimism that the case would be solved anytime soon.

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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I kinda thought there would have been an arrest in this case by now, by the way it was being reported in the beginning.
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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Person in Custody in Connection to Death of Jogger Karina Vetrano: Police Sources

    A person is in custody Saturday in the death of Karina Vetrano, who was killed while jogging in a park in Queens, police sources tell NBC New York.

    Vetrano, a 30-year-old avid runner, had been beaten, strangled and sexually assaulted on Aug. 2 in Howard Beach.

    No one has been charged, but forensic evidence led police to the person in custody, a senior law enforcement official said.

    The person was picked up in Brooklyn, the source said.


    Karina Vetrano: Man arrested six months after jogger slaying

    POLICE have made a long-awaited arrest over the killing of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano.

    Police sources say a Brooklyn man was linked to the victim through DNA recovered from Ms Vetrano’s body, the New York Daily News reports.

    Charges are yet to be laid, but the man is expected to be charged with murder.

    A close friend of Vetrano’s told the paper: “I’m literally shaking right now,” upon hearing the news.

    “I want to see his face. I want to see if I know him.”

    The circumstances behind the suspect’s capture have not been disclosed.

  10. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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  11. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Why are they hiding his face?
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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Probably because he hasn't been charged yet.
  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    We have pictures of POIs not yet charged, do we not?
    I guess they are taking no chances with a potential case.
    Just thinking out loud.
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  14. MULDER

    MULDER Bronze Member

    Oops - I wrote this yesterday and didn't press post...

    This is good news for Karina's family.
    I hope there are charges made.
    Well done LE.
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  15. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    So we'll only get to see him after he's in the electric chair? [​IMG]
  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    That's worth it! IMO
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member



    The police zeroed in on the man, identified as Chanel Lewis, in the last 10 days, after investigators reviewed a 911 call that placed him in the same part of the park in May. The call came to detectives’ attention during a “deep dive” for additional clues, the Police Department’s chief of detectives, Robert K. Boyce, said at a briefing at the 106th Precinct station house in Ozone Park, Queens.

    Officials said the killing was apparently the brutal result of a random encounter. Chief Boyce said Mr. Lewis had no criminal record but had received a few summonses for minor infractions involving suspicious behavior.

    Chief Boyce also said that Mr. Lewis made “detailed, incriminating statements” when detectives began questioning him.
  18. Olenna

    Olenna Chief Justice of the Forum on Checks & Balances


    Yes Indeed, Mr. & Mrs. V.

    The NY Times article was more discreet, so I'm linking the Posts'.
  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    Check out the police artists sketch with him:

    Attached Files:

  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    This is not okay...

    Police: Blood, feces-stained letter sent to mother of Karina Vetrano murder suspect

    A gruesome letter was sent to the mother of the Brooklyn man suspected of killing Karina Vetrano.

    Police say Veta Lewis received a letter stained with blood and feces demanding an apology. Her son, Chanel, was arrested and charged in February with the rape and murder of 30-year-old Vetrano.

    The NYPD has opened an investigation into the letter.

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