The Nameless Essex County Pt 11

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 Essex County (part 11). 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/essex/index.shtml 

Unidentified Deceased White Infant Female
Case #: U06117218
NIC #: U840021114
Body found on December 18, 2006
Estimated date of death: December 16, 2006
Estimated year of birth: 2006
Sex: Female
Race: White (possibly Hispanic)
Height: 1’10-2’4”
Weight: 8-18 lbs
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: Unknown
Circumstances: The infant was recovered from a trash transfer station in Newark, NJ on December 18, 2006. The female is between 1 month and 6 months old at time of discovery.
X-rays were not mentioned.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male 
Case #: 07086120
NIC #: U650021003
Body found on October 15, 2007
Estimated date of death: August 15, 2007
Estimated year of birth: 1942-1962
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’5-5’7”
Weight: 120-170 lbs
Hair: Grey
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: Unknown
Other: The victim has slightly brown curly hair on his chest and upper back. He has very few teeth. He also has healed fractured ribs.
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered on October 15, 2007 inside a shipping container on Lister Avenue in Newark, NJ.
Dental charts are available for comparison. Dental characteristics are charted in NCIC.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 07071943
NIC #: U610021381
Body found on November 30, 2007
Estimated date of death: November 30, 2007
Estimated year of birth: 1963
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’5-5’7”
Weight: 130-135 lbs.
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: Unknown
Other: The male has a medical condition with his heart. (Note: i am unsure how they know this, perhaps he had a medical bracelet or tag on him? Unless an autopsy determined it. It wasn’t specified.)
Circumstances: The victim was recovered on November 30, 2007 in an abandoned building on West Kenny Street in Newark, NJ. 
X-rays were not mentioned.
No fingerprints are available.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 08008420
NIC #: U110021647
Body found on January 26, 2008
Estimated date of death: January 26, 2007
Estimated year of birth: 1933-1953
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’4-5’10”
Weight: 120-170 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The unidentified male did have his nose broken two times before, a previous fractured right rib, and osteoarthritis in most of his vertebrae.
Clothing: The victim was wearing a white thermal shirt, white short sleeve t-shirt, a black short sleeve t-shirt with praying hands and a cross on it, with long pants.
Circumstances: The unidentified male skeletal remains were recovered on January 26, 2008 behind a construction debris lot in Newark, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.
Dental characteristics are available for comparison and are charted in NCIC.
DNA has been submitted and is available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Female 
Case #: 08018663
NIC #: U880020241
Body found on March 1, 2008
Estimated date of death: February 1, 2008
Estimated year of birth: 1953-1973
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 5’0-5’4
Weight: 103-110 lbs.
Hair: Grey
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The female has an orthopedic screw in her left leg, a plastic intrauterine device, and her teeth are in poor repair. 
Clothing: The unidentified female was wearing a purple coat, multi-colored sweater, pink sweater, black thermal bottoms, green pants, black stockings, black/blue boots, and a grey hat.
Other: The female was wearing a yellow metal ring with a clear stone.
Circumstances: The unidentified female was recovered in an abandoned house on Pennsylvania Avenue in Newark, NJ on March 1, 2008.
X-rays were not mentioned.
Dental charts and fingerprints are available for comparison.
Dental characteristics are charted in NCIC.
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.

Solved: Mary Ann Klinsky

SOLVED
Mary Ann Klinsky (Also known as Mary Agnes Klinsky)
Case closed on February 17, 2016
Killer: Robert Zarinsky

In 2016, DNA evidence linked Mary Ann Klinsky’s rape and murder in 1965 to a serial killer named Robert Zarinsky, who was also responsible for the deaths of several other people, incuding 17 year old Rosemary Calandriello, and 13 year old Jane Durrua. Zarinsky was acquitted in 2001 for the murder of a police officer in 1958, and he is a suspect in four other killings. Robert Zarinsky died in November of 2008 due to pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung tissue that made it increasingly difficult for him to breathe.

Mary was an 18 year old woman living on Seventh Street in the West Keansburg section of Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey.  She was a senior at Raritan Township High School, and was well-liked by many.
Mary was last seen on September 15, 1965 at the Keansburg boardwalk by her sisters, where she had gone to mail a letter to a 20 year old sailor aboard the USS Mauna Loa in the Mediterranean, with whom she was dating. They had planned to get engaged when he returned. According to Mary’s sisters, when they saw her she was seated alone on a bench near the boardwalk at about 9 p.m. 
The next day, September 16, in the afternoon, Mary was found dead by a Garden State Parkway maintenance man. She was identified by the Raritan Township High School class ring she was wearing.  Her nude body was found face down under a guardrail near Telegraph Hill Park in Holmdel, Monmouth County New Jersey, off the Garden State Parkway southbound entrance, now known as Exit 116. She had been sexually assaulted and beaten severely in the head.
An autopsy determined that poor Mary died of multiple skull fractures from blunt force trauma to the head which caused massive intracranial bleeding and shock.
Investigators had knowledge of Zarinsky, who was 34 years old at the time, being in the area where Mary Klinsky was last seen and was also very familiar with where Mary lived and where her body was found. 

   It took over 50 years to identify Mary’s killer, which her family is grateful for, but her sister is quoted saying, “It still doesn’t bring her back.” 

Rest in Peace Mary!

Photos of Robert Zarinsky below:

Sources: 

http://newjerseygirlmurders.com/cases.htm https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/17/serial-killer-murdered-teen/80529134/ 

https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2016/02/njs_most_notorious_killer_linked_to_1965_unsolved.html

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/suspected-serial-killer-linked-to-students-1965-killing/

https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2016/02/its_been_a_rough_50_years_says_sister_of_cold_case.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Zarinsky

https://abc7ny.com/mary-agnes-klinsky-robert-zarinsky-cold-case-monmouth-county/1204606/

https://www.phillyvoice.com/nj-state-police-link-suspected-serial-killer-50-year-old-murder/

The Missing Patricia Jane Wagner

The Missing
Patricia Jane Wagner
Case #: 3981DFNJ (Doe Network)
Hudson County, New Jersey

   Patricia Jane Wagner, also known as “Patty” to her loved ones, was a 26 year old mother of two young boys when she went missing on October 20th, 1972. Patty lived in Jersey City, New Jersey in a two-family home with her mother, Marie. She asked her mother to watch her boys so she could go on a coffee date with a man named Dennis. The coffee shop in which the date was to occur, is unknown. When Patricia did not arrive home after her date and did not show up the next morning, her mother began to worry and called police. 
    Patty’s son Kenny, who was only 5 years old at the time, states he remembers begging his mother not to go out that night. He had a gut feeling that she would not be coming back home. He and his mother made plans to go to McDonald’s the next day, it was their “thing” to do together as a family, and unfortunately that special trip did not end up happening. 
 At first, the theory was that Patricia had run off to elope with Dennis, but her family insists that she loved her boys very much and would not leave them behind. Patty did not take any of her personal belongings with her when she vanished. Another reason to doubt this theory is that Patricia was a stay-at-home-mom with no income other than occasional housekeeping, so she did not have the money or the resources to run off.
Upon investigating, it turned out that Dennis had also gone missing at the time, he had a paycheck from work that he never picked up. His whereabouts between 1972-2019 remain unknown, however, Dennis was found alive in Florida in 2020. He refuses to speak about Patricia to her family. 
Patricia’s cousin, Eileen, has spent her life advocating for Patricia, hoping that one day answers will surface. She runs several Facebook groups, dedicated to finding missing people. I admire her strength and dedication, and I pray for justice and closure for Patricia’s family.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the New Jersey State Police at 609-882-2000.

Sources

https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cousin-new-jersey-woman-who-vanished-1972-refuses-give-hope-n1243809

https://mytruecrimestories.com/2019/08/22/jersey-girl-vanishes-without-a-trace-the-patricia-jane-wagner-story/

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3981dfnj.html 

https://crimeblogger1983.blogspot.com/2020/06/quick-entry-12-what-happened-to.html

The Missing Maryanne Ruffini

The Missing
Maryanne Ruffini
Case #: 96005234
County: Middlesex

Maryanne Jane Ruffini, also commonly known as “Missy”, “Missy Kontowt,” or “Maryanne Kontowt,” was last seen on January 26th, 1996 at her residence in Edison, NJ. She left her home after an argument with her husband during the early hours of the morning. She has traveled to Inglewod, California in the past but her whereabouts are unknown. Missy suffers from bipolar disorder. She was last seen wearing a Rangers jacket, size 13/14, blue jeans size 8, white socks and white Nike sneakers. She was carrying a black handbag. She has brown hair and blue eyes, 120-140 lbs, 5’04” in height. Maryanne has scars on both of her wrists and one under her eyebrow. Dental characteristics are charted in NCIC, and dental x-rays and fingerprints are available. 

– Artistic rendering of age progression

Any further information about this case, please call the Edison Police Department at 732-248-7400.

Sources:

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2155dfnj.html 

http://www.missingin.org/reg3091/maryanne_jane_ruffini.htm 

The Nameless Essex County Pt. 10

The Nameless 
Ashleigh Sommers
Unidentified in NJ 
(Part 10)

I will be posting my lists of unidentified persons in my own order of choice, continuing with an area of New Jersey called Essex County. (part 10) 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/essex/index.shtml 

Unidentified Deceased Black Male 
Case #: 0224913
NIC #: U810001899
Body found on March 10, 2002
Estimated date of death: March 10, 2002
Estimated year of birth: 1966-1968
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’10-5’11
Weight: 188-190 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had two scars, 1.5 inches each on his right knee. 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing multiple layers of clothing. He was wearing 4 sweatshirts, 2 white to tan sweatshirts, 1 red sweatshirt, and 1 black to brown sweatshirt, a brown jacket, 2 pairs of blue jeans, a belt, 3 pairs of white socks, a yellow t-shirt, boots, and boxer type shorts. The victim was also wearing gloves when he was found.
Other: The victims hair was curly, 1.25 inches long. The victim was found with the following items in his pockets: a nail clipper, 3 keys, a razor blade and $0.75. He also had 2 pairs of white socks, deodorant, candy, and personal papers in the pocket of his brown jacket.  
Circumstances: The victim was found on March 10, 2002 floating in the Passaic River. 
Full X-rays, fingerprints and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available. 

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 0340688
NIC #: U010003637
Body found on May 02, 2003
Estimated date of death: May 02, 2003
Estimated year of birth: 1938-1948
Sex: Male
Race: Black 
Height: 5’9-5’10”
Weight: 148-155 lbs.
Hair: Gray
Eye color: Brown 
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim has a scar on his abdomen. 
Clothing: The victim was wearing a light blue shirt, blue jeans, and a black knit cap.
Other: The victim had a gray mustache and beard.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 02, 2003 in a vacant lot by 275 Thomas Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 03104880
NIC #: U350005389
Body found on June 02, 2003
Estimated date of death: June 02, 2003
Estimated year of birth: 1951-1961
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’6-5’8”
Weight: 125-130 lbs.
Hair: Gray
Eye color: Brown 
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was wearing white underwear.
Other: The victim had black/gray ½ inch long hair, a short mustache and beard, and black/gray chest hair. 
Circumstances: The victim was found on June 02, 2003 in Newark, 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 #: 04034282
NIC #: U470005209
Body found on March 21, 2004
Estimated date of death: March 21, 2004
Estimated year of birth: 1944-1954
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’4-5’5”
Weight: 230-234 lbs
Hair: White
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had a surgical scar on the lower abdomen and had a 2 inch scar on the right forearm. 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing gray pants, blue socks, white sneakers, a blue t-shirt and a red belt.
Other: He had no teeth on bottom jaw and few teeth on upper jaw. He had a full mustache and beard.
Circumstances: The victim was found on March 21, 2004 in Newark, Essex County NJ.
Full X-rays are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 059777
NIC #: U140004873
Body found on January 31, 2005
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1946-1950
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’5-5’7”
Weight: 145-147 lbs.
Hair: Gray
Eye color: Brown 
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had a scar on his abdomen, right arm and left knee. He also had discoloration on his right buttocks.
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a long sleeve white thermal shirt, a pair of “Old Navy” blue jeans (size 40 regular) and white socks.
Other: The victim is possibly Hispanic. He had a light complexion. The victim had facial hair. The hair on his head was thick and curly. The victim had no upper teeth and few teeth on his lower jaw.
Circumstances: On January 31, 2005, the victim was found in Newark, Essex County, NJ.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.

No photos are available. 

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 061248I
NIC #: U650017323
Body found on May 04, 2006
Estimated date of death: May 04, 2006
Estimated year of birth: 1966-1981
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’7-5’8”
Weight: 210-220 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was wearing a black t-shirt, grey Russel Athletic brand sweatpants, size XXL, multicolored boxer shorts with designs of dragons and hearts with the word love, and blue/white Nike Battleground sneakers size 9.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 04, 2006 inside a vehicle in Weequahic Park in Newark, NJ
Dental X-rays and dental charts are available for comparison. Dental characteristics are available in NCIC.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 06066050
NIC #: U460019830
Body found on July 17, 2006
Estimated date of death: July 16, 2006
Estimated year of birth: 1946-1956
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’2-5’5”
Weight: 140-190 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim has 3 inch curly hair with white sneakers and a 3 quarter inch mustache and beard.  
Clothing: The victim was wearing a black Legends t-shirt, black jeans, grey sweatpants, black Spalding brand shorts, and white socks.
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered on July 16, 2006 in an abandoned building in Newark, New Jersey.
X-rays were not mentioned.

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 Joan Carole Freeman

The Murdered
NJ Cold Case
Joan Carole Freeman
Passaic County

Joan Freeman was a hard working 22 year old woman working overtime on Saturday, August 31st, 1968 at her secretary job for the internationally known pharmaceutical firm “Hoffmann-LaRoche,” a huge campus located on the Nutley/Clifton New Jersey border. Joan was recording employees’ hours from time cards in a second-floor medical library in building 34, which is security-gated. At about 5:30pm, Joan was struck on her head from behind with a wooden mallet, which was found at the scene. She was also struck repeatedly in the face, and her throat was slashed, cut to the depth of the spine. Several hours after she was killed, a guard making a routine sweep of the building was the one to find her. Strangely, according to Clifton Police Chief Joseph Nee, Miss Freeman did not work in building 34 where the body was found. 
Joan’s ultimate cause of death was a skull fracture from being hit with the wooden mallet. There are conflicting reports as to whether or not she was sexually assaulted, however, some sources have stated that she was found clothed, and that there was no evidence pointing to penetrative rape. 
During the next few weeks afterward, detectives interviewed and performed background checks on more than 300 people, including all of the guards who were on duty that day. Dozens of people took polygraph tests but police declined to say if they had a suspect. Because of the restricted access to the campus, detectives were certain it was a co-worker who committed the crime. The wooden mallet yielded no fingerprints and the weapon used to slash her throat was never found.
Joan was a former Passaic Valley High School cheerleader who graduated in 1964, and had no known enemies, no habits or relationships that might have motivated her brutal demise. She was a B average student and, after graduating, she attended a New York secretarial school before joining the Hoffmann-LaRoche firm. Her older brother Raymond described his sister as “a very attractive, well-liked, friendly and outgoing girl.” He also added that he thinks Joan made friends easily and was too trusting. Joan’s mother, Mrs. Bertram Freeman, said her daughter did have a boyfriend but was not engaged. 
Joan’s murder remains unsolved.

If you have any information about this crime, please call the Clifton Police Department at 973-470-5900.

Sources:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/7657058/joan-freeman-courier-post/

http://newjerseygirlmurders.com/cases.htm 

https://www.nj.com/news/2015/02/from_the_archives_in_hunt_for_killer_police_will_r.html#incart_story_package

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/nj-joan-freeman-22-clifton-31-august-1968.270576/

https://markmuellerjournalism.com/2015/02/08/death-in-the-water-tank/

The Missing Usha Iyer

The Missing 
Usha S. Iyer
Case #: 94-13923
Monmouth County

Usha Iyer was last seen December 26, 1994 in Eatontown, NJ when she was 22 years old. (Doe Network states she was missing since June of 1994. ) Her husband came home to their apartment and discovered she was missing and their 19 day old baby was left alone. She left her passport, clothing and personal belongings behind. She was last seen wearing a green coat with white and blue stripes, a yellow Indonesian type dress with brown Indian style pants and white canvas shoes. Usha is an Asian female that is 5’0” and 100 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. She has an olive colored mole on her left hand, her ears are pierced and she was born in India. Usha had married in India in January of 1994 and moved to the United States shortly afterwards. She and her husband lived in East Brunswick, New Jersey before moving to Stoneyhill Apartments on Stoneyhill Road in Eatontown. Their son was born on December 7th. Her husband stated she didn’t know anyone in the United States.
Usha is considered “missing under suspicious circumstances” and foul play is suspected. After she went missing, her husband and son moved to India. Her disappearance remains unsolved.

If you have any further information, please call the Eatontown Police Department at 732-389-7644.

Sources: 

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1262dfnj.html http://eatontownnj.com/police/wantedmissing-persons/

The Nameless Essex County Pt. 9

WARNING: some of the people listed in this article do indeed have post-mortem photographs. Viewer discretion is advised.

The Nameless 
Ashleigh Sommers
Unidentified in NJ 
(PART 9)
I will be posting my lists of unidentified persons in my own order of choice, continuing with an area of New Jersey called Essex County. (pt. 9)
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/essex/index.shtml 

Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: B1700013
NIC #: U440000783
Body found on April 13, 2000
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1979-1984
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’10-5’11”
Weight: 185-195 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had a tattoo on his left forearm. The tattoo said “JB” (see photo below.) 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing blue “U.S Polo Association” brand carpenter style jeans, two t-shirts, socks, a leather belt, thermal underwear bottoms, and one brown Timberland brand boot.
Other: The victim had $6.00 and a pair of work gloves in his possession.
Circumstances: The victim was found on April 13, 2000 in the Passaic River near the Kearny-Newark border. The victim may have been in the water for two to five weeks.
X-rays, thumb prints and dental records are available for comparison. 
Photo of forearm tattoo:

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 0025692
NIC #: U380001092
Body found on May 15, 2000
Estimated date of death: April 15, 2000
Estimated year of birth: 1956-1960
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’4-5’6”
Weight: 93-110 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a blue sports jacket with the letters “GF” on the sleeve and “East Orange 1980 Rock the House NJ State Champs” logo on the back (size 3225). He was also wearing a blue and red shirt size XL and a t-shirt.
Other: The weight of the victim is approximated.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 15, 2000 in East Orange. It is believed that the man died suddenly.
Dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 00-62160
NIC #: U260002379
Body found on November 18, 2000
Estimated date of death: November 18, 2000
Estimated year of birth: 1960-1980
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’7-5’8”
Weight: 155-164 lbs
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Gray
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing denim pants, a ribbed t-shirt, a black belt, white socks and black and white boxer shorts. 
Circumstances: The victim was found November 18, 2000 in East Orange, Essex County NJ.
Full x-rays and dental characteristics are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 01-38257
NIC #: U080001680
Body found on February 15, 2001
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1976-1980
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’7-5’11”
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a gold, green, and white checkered shirt, a white knit shirt, black Ralph Lauren denim jeans (size 10.5) and Puma sneakers.
Jewelry: The victim was found wearing a necklace with a Tweety Bird charm on it.
Circumstances: The victim was found on February 15, 2001 in East Orange, Essex County NJ.
Ful x-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male 
Case #: 01-38257
NIC #: U140001762
Body found on September 2, 2001
Estimated date of death: (Blank)
Estimated age: 50-60 years
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’0-5’2”
Weight: 129-131 lbs
Hair: Partially Gray
Eye color: Unknown
Scars,marks, tattoos: Six inch surgical scar on abdomen, scar on left ankle, vaccination scar on upper left arm.
Clothing: Blue nylon jacket, white/red t-shirt, pants (size small) sweatpants and white Nike brand sneakers.
Other: His hair is 3-4 inches in length.
Circumstances: This unidentified male was found on September 2, 2001 in Irvington, New Jersey.
Dental charts, dental x-rays, body x-rays, and fingerprints are available for comparison.
Photo of the Victim: 

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Unidentified Deceased White Female
Case #: 01-27642
NIC #: U200003442
Body found on September 11, 2001
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1961-1981
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: None 
Other: The age of the victim is determined to be at least 17-22 years of age at the time of death but the time since death is unknown.
Circumstances: On September 11, 2001, a skull was found at a demolition site at 227 Park Avenue, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
Full x-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Female
Case #: B13001121
NIC #: U630002594
Body found on October 24, 2001
Estimated date of death: October 1, 2001
Estimated year of birth: 1955-1968
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 5’1-5’4”
Weight: 100-120 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: The victim was wearing a black bodysuit and a black thong. The victim was not wearing any shoes or socks.
Other: The victim was wearing a wig with bobby pins and has two partial dentures. The victim was also wearing a watch with a black face and a silver ring with clear stones.
Circumstances: On October 24, 2001, the victim was found in Newark, Essex County, NJ.
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 Missing Lisa Ann Schmidt

The Missing
Lisa Ann Schmidt
Case #: 94-9918
County: Hudson

   Lisa Ann Schmidt was a 23 year old Caucasian woman that was last seen on Sunday, October 2, 1994 at her home on North 2nd Street in Harrison, Hudson County, New Jersey. She left on foot, at around 2:00PM,(weirdly, without a jacket) to walk to a K-Mart in Kearny on Passaic Avenue. She needed to make a layaway payment on an item, but she never returned home and has not been heard from since. She left her 3 year old son in the care of her mother when she left her home. Surveillance footage at the K-Mart shows Lisa never made it to the store. 
Lisa was last seen wearing a black shirt with blue jeans, black fringed suede boots, a yellow gold crucifix on a gold neck chain and was also wearing several rings including a silver toned happy face ring. With her she was carrying a small change purse with a photo ID and enough money to pay off her layaway. She’s 5’8”, 140 lbs, brown hair with red highlights, with brown eyes and a light complexion. Lisa was only 23 years old. (Doe network states she was 5’6”-5’8” and 109-119 lbs. Not sure which is accurate.) Lisa also has a slight dental overbite, a concave sternum and a possible medical history of a broken leg. Her ears are pierced.
Inside her home, Lisa left $600 in her dresser drawer. Everyone close to Lisa was questioned and cadaver dogs were also sent out, but no leads were ever found.

If you have any information, please contact the Harrison Police Department at 973-483-4100.

Sources: http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1713dfnj.html 
http://www.missingin.org/reg2546/lisa_ann_schmidt_.htm 
https://charleyross.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/select-it-sunday-lisa-schmidt/
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/usedtobedoe/schmidt-lisa-a-october-2-1994-t5010.html

This page will not load for me, so i posted it here as a source however i was not able to actually get information from it. 
https://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/schmidt_lisa.html

The Murdered Mary Ann Della Salla

The Murdered
NJ Cold Case
Mary Ann Della Salla
Bergen County

Mary Ann Della Sala



Mary Ann Della Salla was 17 years old when she disappeared in 1967. She was living at 150 Hobart Street in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey. She was a senior at Hackensack High school that worked part time after school at a grocery store to help with family finances. The ShopRite at 330 Essex Street in Hackensack to be exact. At the end of her shift, 9pm on January 24, 1967, she was reportedly offered a ride by a female co worker, but Mary Ann declined, because it was a nice night and she chose to walk home instead. Mary Ann left the store and headed home. She never got there.
The employee ended up taking another co worker to Woodridge, and on her way back, she said she did not see Mary Ann along her normal walking route, and assumed Mary had already arrived home. Mary Ann went missing wearing a heavy light blue sweater and a suede jacket with tight fitting tan slacks, blue shoes and a blue headband. She was wearing a shoulder strap handbag and was also wearing her boyfriend’s high school class ring.  
Mary Ann’s parents reported her missing when she didn’t arrive home. They were worried because she was a good student and not the kind to stay out. She was missing for 80 days.
Monday, April 10, a factory worker was taking a lunchtime stroll along the banks of the Passaic River in Hawthorne, NJ behind a municipal sewage treatment plant. He spotted something floating in the river. It was the body of Mary Ann. She had been strangled. Police have concluded that she was killed elsewhere and then thrown into the river. The exact cause of death was not determined.
Mary Ann still had her pocketbook with her when she was found, it was somehow attached to her sweater. She had not been robbed.
There was apparently something “ritualistically sexual” about the appearance of the body, according to witnesses. However, there was no other sign of sexual activity. 
Since Mary Ann was a ways away from her home, It is theorized Mary Ann came to the Paterson/Hawthorne area by bus. The last reported place she was seen alive was at the Hackensack bus terminal. Passaic County detectives questioned several bus drivers trying to find out if she had taken a bus to Paterson, but nothing was put out to the public stating whether or not any leads were found. 
This is all the information I was able to find about this case, and her murder remains unsolved.

(The second source I have posted below is a long page trying to piece together the similarities between other murders in the area, but I posted it since it still mentions Mary Ann’s death and has a newspaper article about her.) 

If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office at 973-389-5900.

Sources: 

http://newjerseygirlmurders.com/cases.htm 
https://murderincorp.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/richard-cottingham/

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