Karina Vetrano with her father before she was savagely murdered Young and beautiful with a full life ahead of her, Karina Vetrano was jogging 6 months ago when she was suddenly snatched up and dragged into the woods near her Howard Beach, NY home. She was brutally beaten, raped and murdered. Ms. Vetrano regularly jogged that same trail with her father, but that day on August 2, 2016, her father was unable to join her due to a back injury. When she didn't return home that night, Mr. Vetrano reported her missing, began a search and found his daughter's slain body off of the jogging path. The community of Howard Beach was stunned by the news and came together in an effort to find out who had committed this heinous crime in their tight-knit community. Howard Beach is a quiet, well kept New York beach community of Irish and Italian families. Famous Mafia Boss, John Gotti, raised his own family in Howard Beach and his grandchildren still live in the neighborhood. It is not a place where one would seek to commit a crime because it is well known that if you harm the family member of a NY mobster in Howard Beach or commit a crime against someone in their neighborhood, you've signed your own death warrant. 20 year old Chanel Lewis, arrested and charged with the murder of Karina Vetrano I do not expect this young man to survive in prison. I believe it is highly unlikely that he will even make it to the actual trial. I find it difficult to believe that this young man is from NY. It would be more believable to learn that he is an immigrant from another country and is unfamiliar with Howard Beach and how things are done in Howard Beach. The story of Karina Vetrano's death was highly publicized throughout New York. Many families were outraged as they considered how they would feel had this been their daughter. The NYPD took the case very seriously and launched a massive manhunt. Many officers appeared at the funeral of the young girl in a show of support for the family and community. Mr. Vertano is a retired NY Fire Fighter and was a first responder on 9/11. There was a tremendous outpouring of sympathy for the Vetrano family. The community raised over a quarter of a million dollars through a Go Fund Me account for leads in the investigation. Their efforts have finally paid off. Today it was reported that the murderer of Karina Vetrano has been arrested and charged. PICTURED: Chanel Lewis accused of killing jogger Karina Vetrano "This is a great day for the community and the detectives that worked day in and day out and of course it will hopefully bring some closure to the Vetrano family," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told reporters gathered inside the 106th Precinct. - end quote Queens District Attorney, Richard A. Brown responded in the following news report which was released today by ABC7NY.com: "This is truly a very sad case in which a beautiful and talented young woman senselessly lost her life," Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said in a statement. "I extend my deepest condolences to the Vetrano family, particularly Karina's parents, Phil and Kathy, and thank them for their vigilance throughout this lengthy investigation." Lewis made "detailed incriminating statements and admissions" that connected him with the crime, Boyce said. Additional forensic evidence found during a follow-up investigation also implicated Lewis, he said. It's not clear whether Lewis had an attorney. His father described him as a "humble kid" who was a good student and wanted to go into social work. -end quote And finally, there was the response from victim's family. Parents of Karina Vetrano: 'She was just unlucky' My condolences, prayers, and sympathy go out to the Vetrano family. May the LORD comfort you and avenge you of this horrific crime against your loved one. _____________ UPDATE REPORT: Man, 20, Charged With Murder in Death of Karina Vetrano After listening and viewing the first news report video, at top of news story link, it is apparent that Mr. Lewis, the father of the accused, is not from America. He sounds like a foreign (Muslim) and his accent is very thick. The father can be heard making excuses for his son and insisting on his innocence even though he knows his son has confessed to the crime in vivid detail. You'll also see a very upset Mrs. Vetrano being escorted away from the courthouse stating, The Father is a _________. The news media has edited out the word but I am wondering if she what she said was, His father is a Muslim. If the news media is trying to cover up this young man being a Muslim, they are now following in the same exact footsteps of European media and we all know that preceded the end of freedom of speech for Europeans. God save us from such a day.