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New video shows moments before NYC jogger was murdered

NEW YORK -- New video shows the moments before New York City woman Karina Vetrano was slain while out on a jog Aug 2.

In the video, obtained by Crime Watch Daily, 30-year-old Vetrano is seen jogging on a street bordering the Queens park near her home where she was later found murdered. She had been strangled and possibly sexually assaulted in what police believe was a random act of violence.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the video was released with the approval of Vetrano’s family in the hopes that someone with information may come forward, reports CBS New York. The crime remains unsolved.

“It was provided as part of the continuing effort, along with the rewards, to try and find out what happened on that day,” Bratton told the station. “I think we have done all that we can to try and keep that story alive in the public mind and consciousness because it spread such fear through the city.”

Last month, police released a sketch of a man who was seen in the area. Investigators also reportedly uncovered DNA they believe is the killer’s on the woman’s neck, her cellphone, and from underneath her fingernails, the station reports, but so far, they haven’t matched it.

The reward for information leading to Vetrano’s killer has grown to more than $300,000. A GoFundMe account set up by Vetrano’s family has raised more than $270,000, while a $35,000 reward for information is being offered by the NYPD.

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