The Missing Kamil Masek

The Missing
Kamil Masek
Case #: 2008-6639
Hudson County

Kamil Masek was 30 years old when he was last seen on January 27, 2008 at approximately 3 a.m. on Suburbia Drive in Country Village in Jersey City, New Jersey. He dropped his fiancée off at their home in Bayonne, NJ at 10:30 p.m. on January 26, 2008. He told her he was going to meet friends and would be back in a few hours. He did not return. He was spotted almost 5 hours later on Suburbia Drive as stated above. Kamil has not been heard from since. 
He was last seen wearing a blue ski jacket, a black sweater with stripes, and blue jeans with a black belt and black shoes. Kamil is a white male, date of birth being 8/22/1977. He is 6’1” in height, 185 lbs. Brown hair with blue eyes. He has glasses but mainly wears contact lenses. 
Kamil’s black 2003 Honda Civic was found abandoned at 5th Street and Erie Street in Jersey City just days later, on January 29. His Pantech Duo AT&T cell phone is missing. Kamil’s case is still unsolved.

If you have any information, please contact the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900.

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/5545

http://www.missingin.org/reg3068/kamil_masek.htm 

The Missing Robert Wilson Sr.

The Missing 
Robert Lee Wilson Sr.
Case #: A140200700741
Salem County

Robert Lee Wilson was last seen on November 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. He was last heard from at approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 23, 2007. Robert is a black male with his date of birth being 12/10/1950, standing at 6’4” and 180 lbs. He was wearing a beige jean jacket with a blue t-shirt and pants. He has brown eyes and had a graying black beard at the time of his disappearance. There is very little information on his case.

If you have any information, please contact the NJ State Police Woodstown Station at 856-769-0775.

Sources:

https://charleyproject.org/case/robert-lee-wilson-sr https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/10024?nav

The Missing Aaron Watkins

The Missing
Aaron Watkins
Case #: 07-39893
Union County

(age progression to 24)

Aaron John Watkins was last seen on November 11, 2007 in Plainfield, New Jersey at 4:20PM. His roommate, who was also his supervisor at a construction job he was working at the time, was the one to report Aaron missing after he did not return from supposedly going to collect his belongings from an acquaintance’s house. He had borrowed his roommate’s 1997 Jeep Wrangler to drive there. According to sources, the 18 year old parked his roommate’s vehicle on the shoulder of the Garden State Parkway’s Driscoll Bridge. A search of the vehicle revealed his cellphone, but not the missing man. Initially, police thought Aaron had jumped off of the bridge, and had a dive team search the Raritan River after the Jeep was discovered, but his body has not been found. 
Fishermen who were at the scene heard a thump at the bottom of the bridge, but they were never able to identify whether it was a body or something else. 
Aaron had a troubled past and was adopted out of his biological mother’s care to the Garwood family at age 9. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and Bipolar disorder prior to his disappearance. He was a frequent runaway as a teenager and was reportedly using street drugs and prescription drugs as well as alcohol at the time of his disappearance. He had threatened suicide before, but his mother doesn’t think he would have killed himself. She strongly believes he ran away or that someone close to him could have been involved in his disappearance. However, authorities do not suspect foul play and have cleared everyone they interviewed of any involvement. 
Aaron is a white male with brown hair and blue eyes, standing at 5’6” and 140 lbs. His date of birth is 8/23/1989. He has a pierced tongue, pierced ears and a small mole under his right eye. He was last seen wearing a green baseball cap with a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black shoes. His birth name is Aaron Lee Erikson.

If you have any information, please contact the Plainfield Police Department at 908-753-3021.

Sources: 

https://www.nj.com/union/2017/06/a_decade_after_he_went_missing_search_for_plainfie.html

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/8631

There is also a podcast that talked about Aarons disappearance as well:

http://www.thevanishedpodcast.com/episodes/2017/1/22/episode-61-aaron-watkins-1 

The Missing Amanda Garas

The Missing
Amanda Amgad Salib Garas
Case #: MP3607

(age progression) 

(Age progression to age 7)

Amanda Amgad Salib Garas was just 2 years old when she was last seen on June 2, 2007 in Bayonne, New Jersey. She was unlawfully taken by her non-custodial mother, Suzan Gerges. Amanda has black hair and brown eyes, with a medium complexion. Her date of birth is November 11, 2004.  The mother may have taken the child to Cairo, Egypt. A felony warrant of kidnapping has been issued for Suzan Gerges. She is an Asian/Middle Eastern female, born on May 25 1974, 5’6” in height, 180 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. There is a picture of Suzan below. 

Amanda’s whereabouts are still unknown.

If you have any information, please contact the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office at 201-915-1300.

Sources:

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/20877?nav

https://www.missingkids.org/poster/NCMC/1078904/1/screen

http://www.forthelost.org/family/agaras.html 

Solved: Rosemary Calandriello

SOLVED
Rosemary K. Calandriello
Case closed in 1974
Killer: Robert Zarinsky



Rosemary Calandriello was 17 years old when she was last seen walking out of her family’s home in the 90 block of Center Avenue in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey at 6:00 p.m on August 25, 1969. Her mother gave her two dollars and sent her out to the store to buy milk and ice pops for the family’s dinner. The store was only two blocks away, and Rosemary was expected to return home after only a few minutes. But she never arrived home. Her mother reported her missing to authorities about two hours after she was last seen. 
Rosemary was the youngest of four children and the only child still living at home with her parents. She had only recently started dating, had no steady boyfriend and she was generally kept sheltered by her family. She was not allowed out at night by herself, and she was afraid of the dark.
At the time she vanished, Rosemary’s father was very ill and had to take leave from his job as a result. Rosemary assumed many more household responsibilities, including shopping for the groceries and helping pay bills due to her fathers sickness. Her parents never believed she ran away from home, as that would be extremely uncharacteristic of her behavior.
During the investigation, police were able to speak to four of Rosemary’s high school classmates who claimed to have seen her riding in a car with a stranger, an older male. They described the vehicle as a beat up black and white Ford Galaxy convertible. The boys followed the car in their own vehicle for a few blocks, because they were curious about seeing Rosemary with an older man. 
Based on the boy’s descriptions, the police made a composite drawing of the unidentified man. After this sighting was reported in the newspapers, a woman came forward and told investigators that a man who closely resembled the sketch and drove a similar vehicle had offered a ride to her 12 year old daughter and her daughter’s friend. He made the offer on three separate occasions and had also offered to give the girls some wine. Amazingly, the girls had memorized the vehicle’s license plate number and police determined it belonged to Robert Zarinsky. 
Robert had a history of antisocial and criminal behavior dating back to his childhood. And was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. After linking him to Rosemary’s disappearance, police arrested him for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. This charge was connected to him for offering alcohol to the two underage girls, but police believed he had also harmed Rosemary. 
Robert was seen washing the trunk of his Ford Galaxy after Rosemary went missing, something that was unusual. When police inspected the car, the window and door handles on the passenger side were absent. One of Rosemary’s hair clips was found on the floor of the vehicle, and in the backseat was a pair of blue women’s panties. Rosemary’s mother identified the panties as her daughter’s, but Robert Zarinsky’s wife stated they were her own. A ball-peen hammer with skin, dried blood and hair stuck to it was also located. The hair however, was blonde, police later presumed Robert Zarinsky also murdered the blonde haired blue eyed Linda Balabanow (
https://ashmysteries.com/2021/08/15/the-murdered-linda-balabanow/ ) along with several other teenage girls in the surrounding area.
After Robert’s arrest, Rosemary’s four high school classmates identified him as being the man they saw with her on the evening of her disappearance. When he was in jail, he allegedly confessed to Rosemary’s murder to a cellmate, and said that no one would ever find her body.
Robert was convicted on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but his conviction was overturned on appeal and he was released. The FBI analyzed the bloody clump of hair that was found in the car and it was indeed linked to Linda Balabanow, whose body was found in the Raritan River in Port Reading, New Jersey about four months before Rosemary disappeared. She was beaten to death and strangled with an electrical cord. 
Police also suspected Robert had killed Joanne Delardo and Donna Carlucci, two teenage girls from Woodbridge Township, New Jersey who were both also strangled with an electrical cord. (https://www.nytimes.com/1974/12/28/archives/bodies-of-two-girls-apparently-slain-are-found-in-jersey.html ) However, there was not enough evidence to prosecute him in those two cases. 
     In 1974, Robert Zarinsky was charged with Rosemary’s murder on the basis of circumstantial evidence. He was convicted in 1975 and sentenced to 98 years in prison. He was the first person in the state of NJ to be convicted of murder in a case where the victim’s body had not been found. In 1999, Robert was also charged with the murder of a 13 year old girl named Jane Durra. (https://ashmysteries.com/2021/05/08/the-murdered-jane-durrua/ ) She had been raped, beaten and strangled. He was awaiting trial for her murder when he died of pulmonary fibrosis in December of 2008.
Robert Zarinsky is a suspect in several murders other than the ones he was charged with, and his own sister attributes as many as 10 homicides to him. 
Rosemary’s remains have still not been located as of 2021, but foul play is suspected in her case. 

If you have any information, please contact the Atlantic Highlands Police Department at 732-291-1212.

Sources:

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2422dfnj.html 

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/5909

Information on Robert Zarinsky:

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

https://murderpedia.org/male.Z/z/zarinsky-robert-victims.htm

http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/Z/ZARINSKY_robert.php 

The Murdered Linda Balabanow

The Murdered
Linda Balabanow
Middlesex County, New Jersey

On March 26, 1969, 17 year old Linda Balabanow, after working her shift at a drug store in Roselle, New Jersey, disappeared leaving her job at 5:00 p.m. Linda did not return to her family home at 1766 Union Avenue, Union, NJ. The next day, March 27, 1969, her mother reported to police that her daughter had not returned home from work the night before. When she was first reported missing, she had been classified as a run-away, despite Linda leaving all of her money and her cosmetics at home. At the time, Linda was attending Union High School, and previously transferred from Mother Seton High School in Clark, NJ. She loved to write poetry and draw.
On April 27, 1969, Linda’s body was found in Woodbridge Township, floating in the Raritan River near the Hess Oil dock. She was nude from the waist down, but with no penetrative rape evident. A truck tire chain was wrapped around her neck, with her dress wrapped around her face and head and tied with an electrical cord around her neck in a “granny knot.” Her hands were bound with rope. Her shoes were missing. She had a fractured skull from blunt force trauma, her jaw was broken and seemed to have been beaten about the face. An autopsy concluded that Linda had been strangled with the electrical cord but she was ultimately killed by a ferocious blow to her head. 

Four months after Linda was found, a 16 year old girl named Rosemary Calandriello was reported missing. Her body was never found. A serial killer named Robert Zarinsky became the prime suspect in Rosemary’s murder,(https://charleyproject.org/case/rosemary-k-calandriello ), Linda’s murder, and was being looked into for the 1965 murder of Mary Ann Klinsky. (https://ashmysteries.com/2021/04/16/solved-mary-ann-klinsky/) Police also suspected Robert had killed Joanne Delardo and Donna Carlucci, two teenage girls from Woodbridge Township, New Jersey who were both also strangled with an electrical cord. (https://www.nytimes.com/1974/12/28/archives/bodies-of-two-girls-apparently-slain-are-found-in-jersey.html ) However, there was not enough evidence to prosecute him in those two cases. 
   In 1975, during their investigation, police executed a search warrant on Robert’s car into the disappearance of Rosemary. Instead, a hammer was found that contained skin and hair that strongly resembled the blonde hair of Linda Balabanow. The FBI analyzed the bloody clump of hair that was found in the car and it was indeed linked to Linda. However, it wasn’t until 2019 that Robert was officially tied to the crime, through a new analysis of the DNA evidence police had gathered.  
   In 1999, Robert was charged with the murder of a 13 year old girl named Jane Durra. (https://ashmysteries.com/2021/05/08/the-murdered-jane-durrua/ ) She had been raped, beaten and strangled. He was awaiting trial for her murder when he died of pulmonary fibrosis in December of 2008.
Robert Zarinsky is a suspect in several murders other than the ones he was charged with, and his own sister attributes as many as 10 homicides to him. 
Although it should be circumstantial like Rosemary’s case, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office maintained it never brought charges against Robert Zarinsky for Linda’s homicide because there was not enough evidence.

Sources:

https://newjerseygirlmurders.org/cases.htm

https://www.nj.com/middlesex/2016/02/suspected_serial_killer_investigated_in_teens_cold.html

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30246709/linda-balabanow/

https://nj1015.com/police-investigate-suspected-serial-killer-in-connection-with-57-year-old-homicide/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29961727/1975-93-16-linda-balabanow/

https://www.nytimes.com/1975/02/26/archives/linden-man-held-in-slaying-of-girl-16.html

Information about Robert Zarinsky

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

https://murderpedia.org/male.Z/z/zarinsky-robert-victims.htm

http://www.crimezzz.net/serialkillers/Z/ZARINSKY_robert.php

https://law.justia.com/cases/new-jersey/appellate-division-published/1976/143-n-j-super-35-0.html

The Missing Jilardo Rojas-Rivera

The Missing 
Jilardo Rojas-Rivera
Union County
Case #: 2007-001481

Jilardo Rojas-Rivera was 37 years old when he was last seen at his residence in Rahway, New Jersey on January 13, 2007. He has not been seen or heard from since. He worked in Hillside, NJ at the time he went missing. Charley Project says he worked in Hillsdale, NJ, and it is unclear which is correct. Jilardo is an African-American/Hispanic male that is 5’08” and 130 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. His date of birth is listed as September 15, 1969. There are few details in his case.

 If you have any further information, please contact the Rahway Police Department at 732-827-2200.

Sources: Jilardo does not have a NamUs page.

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1237&type=mp https://charleyproject.org/case/jilardo-rojas-rivera

The Missing John Glenn

The Missing
John T. Glenn
Case #: 07-01150
Cape May County

John Glenn, a retired firefighter, was 56 years old when he was last seen on Friday, January 12, 2007. He was living in Marmora, New Jersey. He piloted his boat out in the bay of the Seaview Marina in Ocean City, New Jersey. John never returned to the Marina and has not been heard from again. The boat is a 21-foot 1983 Privateer Center Console with a 225 HP Johnson engine, NJ registration 4813TA. He named it the White Whale. The boat was found 90 miles east of Manasquan, NJ by a fisherman several days after his disappearance. No one was on board and it was severely damaged. John is a white male, 5’11” in height, 250 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a scar on his right wrist. Police and John’s family believes he died in an accident and was lost at sea. They had him declared deceased. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Ocean City Police Department at 609-399-9111.

Sources: https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=536&type=mp

https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/40698

https://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/missing-from-ocean-city-have-you-seen-him

https://www.websleuths.com/forums/threads/nj-john-t-glenn-56-boat-found-wrecked-ocean-city-12-jan-2007.483059/

https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/112318-missing-boater.html

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/usedtobedoe/glenn-john-t-jan-12-2007-t10077.html?amp=1

The Missing Julia and Daniel Kahle

The Missing
Daniel M. Kahle
Case #: 07-65251
Ocean County

Daniel Kahle was almost 5 months old when he was last seen on October 1, 2007 at his residence in Lakewood Township, New Jersey. He was taken by his non-custodial mother, Julia Kahle, shown above. Julia is a white female, 5’6” in height, 130 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. I was unable to find a missing persons report on Julia, just her son. Daniel is a white male, at the time he went missing he was only 13 lbs and approximately 1 foot tall. He has brown hair and hazel eyes with a fair complexion. Julia’s date of birth is 09/28/1983 and Daniel’s date of birth is 5/15/2007.

This is all the information found online about these two.

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

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/14849?nav

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=746&type=mp https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/31-unsolved-missing-persons-cases-new-jersey-who-are-they

The Missing Robert C. Crew Sr.

The Missing
Robert C. Crew Sr.
Case #: 2006-33565
Camden County

Robert Crew Sr. was 40 years old when he was last seen on November 4, 2006 in Winslow Township, New Jersey on November 4, 2006. He has not been heard from since. He is an African-American Male with black hair, brown eyes. He stands at 6’3” and is 225 lbs.  He has a tattoo on his left arm that says “Chiquita” and a playboy bunny logo and his name on the same arm. He has both ears pierced and wore two diamond stud earrings. There are very few details in his case.

If you have any further information, please contact the Winslow Township Police Department at 609-561-3300. 

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/19268?nav

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=305&type=mphttps://charleyproject.org/case/robert-c-crew-sr

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