Let us not forget Karina Vetrano every year on July 12, 1986 to August 2, 2016. Let us remember her time on earth.
Karina Vetrano, 30, was raped and strangled as she ran through Spring Creek Park in Howard Beach. (Instagram)
Karina Anne Vetrano was born July 12, 1986, in New York to Phillip and Cathie Vetrano. She had one sister. Her father, an New York City Fire Department retiree, was one of the first responders at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks. She attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens and graduated from St. John's University with a Master's Degree in speech pathology. An aspiring writer, she appeared in a 2013 short film inspired by her writings and directed by her screenwriter friend Petros Georgiadis. She lived in the same Queens neighborhood as her parents and worked as a caterer at a local restaurant.