Jogger Found Dead by Her Own Father After Failing to Return From Evening Run

Karina Vetrano's body was found in a marshland in Queens, NY hours after she went missing. She may have been strangled, police say.

The body of a New York woman was found by her own father Tuesday night after she never came home from an evening run.

NYPD officials say Karina Vetrano's body was found in a marshland hours after she disappeared following a 911 call placed by her retired New York Fire Department official father, who quickly formed a search party to find her, according to reports.

Police said Wednesday they have reason to believe Vetrano, 30, may have been strangled. Her jogging pants were reportedly partially pulled down.

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However, investigators have given no official cause of death. Police are also determining whether Vetrano was the victim of sexual assault, according to PIX 11.

Vetrano's body was found at about 10:30 p.m. in a weeded area of Howard Beach. 

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The striking brunette was an active Instagram user who frequently posted photos of her world travels, summer fun with friends and her fitness endeavors.

Vetrano's friends took to the social media service to express their shock, outrage and condolences in the hours after her body was discovered.

"RIP Karina. I am praying for you so hard right now," read a comment from @Gabby.Loren.

@vinnymanfredi wrote: "Baby girl I just spoke to u last week this can't be true RIP Princess."

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