It was a brutal killing.Karina Vetrano was raped and murdered after she went out for a jog in the summer of 2016.Police didn't solve the crime, that came to be known as the case of the Howard Beach jogger, for months. During that time her father, Phil, became a leading advocate for a new crime fighting tool known as familial DNA testing. In a candid interview about his daughter's death he tells the Tape Room why he thinks the new method will help other families who know his pain.
If you walk into the police department and many stores in Sayreville, New Jersey you can still see flyers and posters hanging from the walls with the picture of a girl named Nancy Noga. January 7th 1999 seventeen-year-old Nancy Noga left her job for the night. Normally a 15minute walk to her family's apartment but on this night she never came home. Her death shattered the quiet suburb of Sayreville New Jersey. Dan Bowens enters the Tape Room and revisits this case with Middlesex County prosecutor Andrew Carey and Sgt. Scott Crocco.