The Missing Alex Zamora-Ramos

The Missing
Alex Harold Zamora-Ramos
Case #: 9090384
Hudson County

Alex Zamora-Ramos was last seen in July of 2009 when he moved out of his residence in Union City, New Jersey. His date of last contact with anyone is 8/1/2009. It is not listed whether this was a phone call, text, or otherwise. He is a hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 160 lbs, with black hair and black eyes. His date of birth is listed as 01/03/1969.

If you have any further information, please contact the Union City Police Department at 201-348-5790.

Sources: 

https://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/2015/07/have_you_seen_any_of_these_11.html https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/31-unsolved-missing-persons-cases-new-jersey-who-are-they

The Missing Julia Madsen

 The Missing
Julia Madsen
Case #: 091760089
Ocean County

Julia Madsen was 72 years old when she was last seen on Thursday, June 25, 2009 at approximately 7 p.m. at her beach house at 22nd Avenue in the South Seaside Park section of Berkeley Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. She left behind keys, her money and identification. She told her husband she was going for a walk on the beach and she never returned.
She was last seen wearing a pink shirt with white Capri pants and either white sneakers or brown leather shoes. She was also wearing a diamond engagement ring and wedding band, a silver watch on her right wrist, and a gold and silver bracelet on her left wrist. She is a white female, 5’6” in height and 175 lbs with light brown hair and brown eyes. She has moles on her nose and on her right temple, and her ears are pierced. Her knuckles are swollen from arthritis and she has bunions on her feet. Her date of birth is listed as 06/21/1937 and her nickname is “Julie.”
Julia’s official residence is in Clifton NJ, but she has a beach house where both her and her husband were staying at the time.
Search parties of hundreds walked up and down the beach, went door-to-door and combed through all 8 miles of vegetation in the wilderness of Island Beach State Park, looking for any signs of Julia. Nothing was found. Even with the assistance of tracking dogs, ATV’s, helicopters, boats and drones, there was no trace of Julia anywhere. The beach was also searched on horseback.
Relatives say that Julia was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, but that doesn’t explain why they can’t find any trace of her. This was a recent diagnosis and Julia was still able to keep up a lively conversation, regardless of her occasional episodes of mild confusion and repetitiveness. Her family stated that she knew who she was, was still able to drive and had never gotten lost before.
When Julia didn’t return from her walk by 8:20 p.m, her husband Edward went outside to look for her. First in the backyard by the swimming pool and then up to the beach. When he still could not locate her, he got in his car and began driving around. Just before 9 p.m. he called the police. Around 20 officers searched the streets and beach, and by morning, a command post was set up at the top of the street and the search was expanded to include more officers and canines from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, along with another helicopter. They checked local motels for suspicious persons and known sex offenders.
Edward recalls his last moments with Julia, she first told him she was going for a walk on the beach. “I’ve got bad legs; I couldn’t walk on the beach.” Edward explained. “She kissed me, we said ‘I love you,’ like we always did, and then she took a walk.”
Edward and Julia were high school sweethearts who had just marked their 50th wedding anniversary just five days earlier, on June 20, 2009, and her 72nd birthday on June 21st. They headed to the shore to spend a week at their summer home. Another celebration for Edward’s 74th birthday was supposed to happen on June 26th, but it never came to fruition. 
Investigators initially thought Julia went in the water, but her family tells them that she wasn’t one to go swimming, plus she was fully clothed and her body did not wash up.
Her son believes she may have stumbled upon something she wasn’t supposed to see and disappeared as a result. Julia was legally declared dead five years after her disappearance. 
In 2015, a skull was found in the area and had undergone DNA testing, but it was determined that it was not a match to Julia. The same thing happened to the skeletal remains that were found in 2018 in the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area, not a match.
Police and witnesses say the beach was not crowded the night Julia vanished. It was determined that there were some surfers, and a family of four on the beach too, along with some fishermen and a few joggers. No one has ever come forward to say that they saw a woman in a pink blouse. 
Julia’s case remains unsolved.

If you have any further information please contact the Berkeley Township Police Department at 732-341-6600.

Sources: 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/17197

https://www.app.com/story/news/local/toms-river-area/berkeley/2014/06/24/happened-julia-madsen/11326465/

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/clifton/2018/05/07/skeletal-remains-raise-hopes-missing-clifton-nj-woman-family/444808002/

https://www.nj.com/news/2010/06/missing_ocean_county_woman_mystery.html https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/10-years-later-family-asks-what-happened-julia-madsen

The Missing Wilfredo Marquez

The Missing
Wilfredo Ulises Marquez
Case #: 09-39994
Ocean County

Wilfredo Marquez was 28 years old when he was last seen in Lakewood Township New Jersey on June 15, 2009. He is a Hispanic male that is 5’03” and 135 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is listed as 8/11/1980 on NJSP, but his facebook page says his birthday is November 8, 1980. I am currently unsure which is correct.

There is very little information about him online. He used to have a charley project page but it has since been taken down. He is still uploaded on the NJSP website along with him still having a facebook page dedicated to him. 

Hopefully he has been located.

http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/marquez_wilfredo.html – this is the old link to his charley project page. It no longer works.

Sources:

The Missing Debra Feldman

The Missing
Debra J Feldman
Case #: 0907702
Bergen County

Debra Feldman was 48 years old when she was last seen at her apartment in Hackensack, New Jersey on April 8, 2009. None of her bank accounts have been used since then.
She is a white female, 5’1” in height, 112 lbs with blonde hair, dark roots and blue eyes, her date of birth is listed as 9/8/1960. 
Debra had a troubled life, being a prostitute and struggling with a drug addiction, she battled a lot of demons. Her son, Matthew, recalls his last conversation with his mother, telling her “If you’re not going to get clean, you have no room in my life.” He also stated, “But at the end of the day, she’s still my mother.” 
He last saw her in Little Ferry NJ, and she was desperate for money, demanding her son give her the recent $400 he had made from working at the local Wendy’s. She threatened to kill herself if she didn’t get the cash. Debra claimed it was for her rent. Against his better judgement, he gave her the money, because “that’s what family does.”
The FBI has said that Debra may be a victim of serial killer Israel Keyes, but he committed suicide in his jail cell in November of 2013, while being held on charges for an 18 year old barista from Alaska named Samantha Koenig. He was caught using her debit card in Texas. According to police, he left behind a trail of unanswered questions about his 11+ murders stretching across the USA from 2001 to 2012 when he was arrested. Israel Keyes was known for traveling between cities and states with his victims, often killing and burying them far from where he kidnapped them. 
The FBI also announced that they have several other reasons for believing that Israel Keyes is the culprit for Debra’s disappearance. The most compelling reason is what investigators saw as they interviewed Keyes when he was arrested in 2012, not long before he suddenly cut his wrist and passed away in the Alaskan jail. One by one, the agents slid photos of missing persons in front of his face, attempting to identify victims he would not name. Again and again, Keyes would say “nope” as he glanced at each photo. Once he came upon Debra’s image, he hesitated, then said, “I don’t want to talk about her yet.” 
In July of 2012, Keyes admitted to abducting a woman from an “East Coast state” on April 9th 2009, (just one day after Debra was last seen) before driving her to upstate New York where he killed and buried her in the Tupper Lake area. This woman was a drifter, a drug addict and a prostitute but he did not specifically identify her as being Debra. Authorities say that Keyes was known to frequent prostitutes. His other victims varied from male and female and ranged in age between late teens to elderly. He confessed to committing dozens of murders during his job as a traveling contractor, though there has only been solid proof of 11 of them.

To this date, Debra’s body has not been recovered. The FBI still believes the victim on April 9th was Debra. Unfortunately for all of the victim’s families, Keyes committed suicide so he could selfishly take the rest of his secrets to the grave. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Hackensack Police Department at 201-646-7777 or the FBI at 800-CALL-FBI.

Sources: 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/18251

https://www.nj.com/bergen/2013/12/a_son_tormented_believing_serial_killer_israel_keyes_strangled_his_mother_matthew_feldman_struggles.html

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/fbi-missing-n-woman-victim-alaskan-serial-killer-article-1.1518674

https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/fbi-missing-hackensack-woman-may-have-been-victim-of-serial-killer/630868/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-newjersey/missing-new-jersey-woman-may-be-victim-of-dead-serial-killer-fbi-idUSBRE9AC17K20131113

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507023/Is-New-Jersey-woman-disappeared-2009-fourth-confirmed-victim-Alaska-serial-killer-Israel-Keyes.html

The Missing Evelyn Vasquez

The Missing
Evelyn Vasquez
Case #: 09-7395
Hudson County

Evelyn Vasquez was 48 years old when she was last seen on or around February 4, 2009 in Jersey City, New Jersey. She informed a friend that she was going out, but she never returned. Evelyn has mental health issues and does need medication. She is a Hispanic female, date of birth listed as 6/18/1960. She is 5’03” and 160 lbs, with black curly hair and brown eyes. She has no teeth. Evelyn used to live in the Nashville, Tennessee area at one time.

If you have any further information, please contact the Jersey City Police Department at 201-547-5494.

Sources: 

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1484&type=mp https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/21482?nav

The Missing Oscar and Samuel Garcia-Calles

The Missing
Oscar Giovanni Garcia-Calles & Samuel Esay Garcia-Calles
Case #: NK-117316
Essex County

Oscar Garcia-Calles and his brother Samuel Garcia-Calles were last seen together on January 8, 2009.They were last known to be traveling from El Salvador to Green Brook New Jersey. They may still be in the local area, or they both may have traveled to New York, California, Florida or Mexico. They are Hispanic males with black hair and brown eyes. Oscar has a scar on his hand. His date of birth is listed as March 27, 1994. At the time of their disappearance, Oscar was 16 years old, standing at  5’3” and was 130 lbs. Samuel was 18 years old, his date of birth is listed as October 15, 1992. He is 5’8” and 170 lbs. 

If you have any further information, please contact the FBI Somerset, New Jersey Office at 973-792-3000.

Sources:

http://www.missingin.org/reg3366/samuel_esay_garcia_calles.htm 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/6103?nav https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/6102

The Missing Jose Perez

The Missing
Jose Perez
Case #: 09014835
Essex County

Jose was last seen in Newark New Jersey on January 6, 2009. He was last seen wearing a red and black t-shirt with blue jeans and a red and black yankees baseball cap. His nickname is Javier. He is a White/Hispanic male, 5’07”, 160 lbs with brown hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion. His date of birth is listed at 06/03/1991.

On facebook I saw a post update from the Camden Police Department saying Jose Perez has been located in 2018. Other than that, there is no official statement that he has been found. The only place he is listed as missing is the NJSP website which is updated frequently.

If you have any further information please contact the Newark Police Department at 973-733-6277.

Source:
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1109&type=mp

The Missing Byron Melendez

The Missing
Byron Melendez
Case #: 08-80623
Ocean County

Byron Melendez was 22 years old when he was last seen on October 1, 2008 in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. He has not been heard from since. He may have moved out of state. He is a Hispanic male that is around 6’1”, 220 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is listed as 10/20/1985. This is the only available photo of Byron.

There are few details in this case. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Lakewood Township Police Department at 732-363-0200.

Sources:

https://www.nj.com/cumberland/2021/05/cops-seek-help-locating-man-missing-in-south-jersey-for-2-weeks.html

https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/31-unsolved-missing-persons-cases-new-jersey-who-are-they

The Nameless Hudson County Pt. 6

The Nameless 
Ashleigh Sommers
Unidentified in NJ 

I will be posting my lists of unidentified persons in my own order of choice, continuing with an area of New Jersey called Hudson County. (pt. 6)

I am doing this to promote awareness of small town Doe’s that do not receive nearly enough media attention. 

All of my information came from: https://www.njsp.org/unidentified/hudson/u250001063.shtml

Unidentified Deceased Female
Case #: 00-017H
NIC #: U250001063
Body found on February 9, 2000
Estimated date of death: December 31, 1999
Estimated year of birth: 1959-1972
Sex: Female
Race: Black with White Admixture 
Height: 5’1” – 5’4”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Brown with a red tint
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: Sports Bra
Jewelry: The victim was wearing a “Quemex” brand watch.
Circumstances: The bones of the victim were found on February 9, 2000 in Kearny, New Jersey.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison. 
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Female
Case #: 00-024H
NIC #: U110001639
Body found on March 5, 2000
Estimated date of death: December 31, 1999
Estimated year of birth: 1949-1964
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’3-5’5”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a Bill Blass brand purple ¾ length coat, size medium, Coasters brand white sneakers size 8, a white sports bra, size XL, white socks with a label reading “Ward 4 D,” Casique brand blue denim shirt size XXL, Fruit of the Loom brand blue underwear size 6, and Daily Jeans brand blue jeans size ⅞.
Circumstances: The victim was found on March 5, 2000 in the wooded area above Conrail R.R Tunnel (South) below 48th St. and Blvd. East in Weehawken, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 00-028H
NIC #: U760001010
Body found on March 8, 2000
Estimated date of death: December 31, 1998
Estimated year of birth: 1940-1950
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’8-5’10”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: The victim was found wearing dark green sweatpants, blue and black sneakers and a One East brand shirt.
Circumstances: The victim was found March 8, 200 in Hudson County.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: U490002010
NIC #: U490002010
Body found on May 10, 2002
Estimated date of death: 1997
Estimated year of birth: 1955-1960
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim is believed to have had a broken nose
and missing teeth while still alive.
Clothing: None 
Other: The victim had a history of iron deficiency anemia.
Circumstances: On May 10, 2002, a human skull was discovered lying on
a rock in the lower section of Bayonne Park, Bayonne, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned since it was only a skull.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 03-025H
NIC #: U560004105
Body found on February 25, 2003
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1963-1978
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’4-5’6”
Weight: 167-169 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was wearing one green striped sock
Other: The victim only had hair, about ½ inch in length, on the occipital scalp. (aka he had no hair on the top of his head and he was going bald.)
Circumstances: The victim was found on February 25, 2003 in Liberty State Park, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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If you have any information about these cases or the identification of these individuals, please contact:

The New Jersey State Police at 1-800-709-7090.

The Murdered Sigrid Stevenson

The Murdered
Sigrid Stevenson
Mercer County

In 1977, Sigrid Stevenson was a reserved and free spirited 25 year old, attending the Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey,) majoring in music performance, in a quiet suburb of Ewing, New Jersey. Sigrid was originally from Livermore, California. Her father was a Professor at Princeton University. 
Sigrid had a love for music and was well-known for her excellence in playing the piano. She had hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree so she could teach music. Unfortunately, her dreams were cut short by tragedy. 
On the night of September 4, 1977, Sigrid had attended a play at the Trenton State College, entitled “J.B.” Afterwards, she stayed behind and snuck into the College’s Kendall Hall theater, hoping to get in a few hours of piano practice, four days before the semester officially started. Sigrid was apparently known to hang around after hours. It is unknown if she was sleeping at the theatre or not. There was speculation that Sigrid did not have a permanent home at the time, and was waiting to dorm at the campus.
At around midnight, a campus Police Officer named Thomas Kokotajlo had been patrolling the building when he noticed Sigrid’s green bicycle still chained to the fence outside, and he decided to go inside to investigate further. The building was locked but it had a faulty door that could be opened if pulled hard enough. Upon entering the Kendall Hall theater, the officer encountered Sigrid, lying face down, naked and bludgeoned to death on the main stage. The perpetrator draped the cover from the piano over Sigrid’s lifeless body. Her blood was splattered on her music sheets and there was blood on the stage trailing from the piano to the body. Her face was so damaged, it was almost unrecognizable. Some articles state that either friends or a professor had to identify her by her hair. An autopsy determined that Sigrid’s cause of death was a fractured skull and severe blood loss from cuts on her face and scalp. Some of her belongings were found, such as her wallet that contained some cash and travelers checks. Some unspecified articles of clothing were found at the scene as well.
Questions arose; was Sigrid murdered by someone she knew, or was it a stranger? If it was someone she knew, this person could have walked into Kendall Hall with her, could have already been inside the theater, or knew she would be there and came in after everyone else had left the building. Was Sigrid being followed? If it was a stranger, was Sigrid well-known to the public? Was the building used by the public? Was there someone who had been obsessed with her? What about a significant other? The way she was beaten in the face suggests a very personal motive.
Sigrid’s parents both passed away without knowing who murdered their daughter.
No one has ever been officially named as a suspect in her case.

If you have any further information, please contact the Ewing Township Police Department at 609-882-1313.

There is also an email address called savesigrid@gmail.com where authorities collect comments from the public about Sigrid. It is strongly encouraged that you come forward if you have any information. 

Sources:

https://www.nj.com/mercer/2014/09/unsolved_mystery_37-year-old_tcnj_cold_case_intrigues_filmmaker_who_wants_answers.html

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