KING: Demanding justice for Karina Vetrano doesn't require racism When they did, one source said, the East New York man cracked. He just happened to come up on her.” Hours after Lewis was arrested Saturday evening outside his home in East New York, a profile began to emerge of one of the most wanted and unsuspecting men in the city.“He was pretty forthcoming once he was in custody,” a law enforcement source told the Daily News about Lewis, 20. Mother of Karina Vetrano blasts suspected killer in court Lewis had been in a little trouble with the law, receiving several summonses in Howard Beach not far from the crime scene.The role gives her a few shades of grey, unlike anything that Bollywood Barbie Katrina has tried before.
The hospital papers showed Chanel Lewis suffered a hand injury. The sample came back as a match to the DNA found under Vetrano’s fingernails as well as on her back and cell phone, Boyce said.
He raped her and strangled the petite runner, they said, and left her body in weeds. Detectives had little to work with to find the man who crossed Vetrano’s path.
She scratched him and captured some of his DNA, but he had no record so no match could be made.
The randomness of the attack added to the difficulty of solving the crime.
It took months of searching the area and records, a cop’s suspicions, to finally land Lewis. There was no reason to believe he was stalking her.