The NYPD has increased the reward for information in the murder of Howard Beach runner Karina Vetrano.
The department sent out a message announcing the bump from $10,000 to $20,000 Tuesday afternoon a week after the 30-year-old’s badly battered body was found in the brush alongside a trail where she was known to run.
Police have been building a DNA profile of the killer that they’re hoping to match through either federal or city databases.
Vetrano was found by her father, Philip Vetrano, 60, who called police shortly after she failed to return from a regular run and was searching an area of Queen’s Gateway National Park with them.
The retired firefighter often ran the route with his daughter but had injured his back. He cautioned her against going alone.
Investigators believe the petite fitness buff fought for her life and are looking for a suspect who has been scratched, a police source said.
Her bra and shorts were pulled down, and cops believe she was raped, the source said.