The Murdered Carol Hill

The Murdered
Carol Hill
Cape May County, New Jersey

Carol Hill was 20 years old living at 2013 East Sergeant Street, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when she decided to take a trip to the New Jersey Shore in June of 1970. On June 7, she was found raped and murdered under the roller coaster on Hunt’s Pier at the Wildwood Boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey. She was found face up, strangled to death. The time of her discovery was 12:20 A.M. by the Wildwood Police Department while on routine patrol. They were scanning the area under the pier, known as “Lovers Lane” with a spotlight when Carol was discovered. Authorities said Carol had been struck by a heavy object on the left eye, with sand all over her face and in her mouth. Her head was pushed into the moist sand beneath her, and her arms, legs and neck were badly bruised. She also had bite marks on her neck. Carol was wearing a white short sleeved shirt and a skirt that had been pulled up around her waist, and her underpants were partially torn off. Investigators stated the motive was not robbery because she was found with a diamond ring on her right hand. Carol’s ultimate cause of death was “ligature strangulation and asphyxiation by sand stuffed into her mouth.”
About 90 feet from the body, a woman’s handbag was found filled with sand. It was carefully emptied and there were also two small pills of unknown origin inside. Working under a spotlight, the police screened scoop after scoop of sand from all around Carol’s body, and came across two more pills of the same size and type as the ones found in her handbag. They also came across a Public Service Stub and a baggage claims check in the area. The check led to a locker in the Public Service terminal and inside it they found a suitcase containing clothing and more of those same pills in a bottle containing a physician’s name. The physician was contacted about the pills and given a description of the murdered woman. Which is when he provided the name of Carol Hill, one of his patients. Police contacted Carol’s home and learned that she had yet to return from her Wildwood trip. Her father Carl was then notified and taken to the hospital where he positively identified her body. 
The Last contact Carol had with anyone was at the Bolero Bar at 3320 Atlantic Avenue, where she was seen speaking to an unknown male at approximately 9:00 P.M. This male was said to be slender looking, about 22-24 years old, 5’7” in height, with light brown hair, 150-160 pounds. 
There have been few suspects in Carol’s case, including the infamous Richard Cottingham, a serial killer that targeted young women in New York and New Jersey in the 1970’s -1980’s. Unfortunately, there have not been any solid leads to link him to Carol’s murder.
At the time, 2 men were taken into custody and admitted to driving Carol Hill to Wildwood, but they were cleared of any connection with her slaying. Their names are Wilburt Lauer and Robert Goodwin, and both men stated in separate interviews that they drove Carol Hill to the boardwalk, and dropped her off. Then they returned to Philadelphia where they remained until they were brought in for questioning. Both men have denied and involvement in the murder and no charges were filed against them.
There was a news article written around the time, stating police would like to speak to 2 other men who lived and worked in the Wildwood area who were heard saying that they knew the victim after she was found. Whether or not these men were ever located is unknown.
There was also interest in a 3rd male who was brought to attention by 2 Coast Guardsmen. They told police they had talked to a man in a local bar about a month prior and that he had told them he liked to “beat up girls and rip their underclothes.” The coast guardsmen thought little of his story until they read the details of Carol’s murder. Unfortunately, that man has not been identified either. 

Carol Hill’s brutal rape and murder remains unsolved.

If you have any further information, please contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-465-1135 or you can contact the tip line at 609-463-5323.

Sources:

https://newjerseygirlmurders.org/cases.htm

http://www.cmcpros.net/unsolved-cases/ 

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/35817810/carol-hill-wildwood-p1/

https://genwhypod.com/blogs/the-generation-why-podcast-blog/new-jersey-torso-killer-confesses-to-three-more-murders-but-is-there-more https://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/crime/article_86a5f79b-1fd5-5807-a748-b2ebf3670239.html

The Murdered Joyce Coleman

The Murdered 
Joyce Coleman
Morris County, NJ

Joyce Coleman was 28 years old living with her husband and her 14 month old son at 245 Bartley Road, Long Valley, Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey. They had been residing there for the past two years. Joyce was six months pregnant with the couple’s second child. Her husband, Wayne Coleman worked as a supervisor for the Charter Bulk Service in Newark. On February 28, 1970, (some sources state it was the 27th,) upon returning home from a long day at 1:45 A.M, Wayne found his wife battered and sprawled out on the floor of the basement recreation room in their home. According to police, Wayne stated that his wife failed to answer the phone when he called from work shortly before leaving his job. Mr. Coleman found every room in his house ransacked except for his son’s bedroom, and his son was completely unharmed. He also discovered four of his shotguns, one rifle, a quantity of ammunition and two cameras were missing. Wayne was an avid skeet shooter.
Upon inspection of the home by police, they found no signs of forced entry. The Morris County Medical Examiner ruled Joyce’s cause of death; “multiple blunt injuries to the head, face and neck.” One unusual thing that was found, Joyce had cuts on her neck that were done post-mortem. 
Ultimately, the case was ruled a homicide and Joyce Coleman’s killer remains unknown.

If you have any further information, please contact the Morris County Sheriff’s office at 973-285-6610.

The Nameless Hudson County (Pt 4)

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. (part 4.)

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/index.shtml 

Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 91-28071
NIC #: U492675597
Body found on May 13, 1991
Estimated date of death: May 6, 1991
Estimated year of birth: 1946-1956
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 200 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing “Giovanni” brand blue jeans , a black sweatshirt with a “Chicago” logo, a gray vinyl jacket, grey “Jockey” type underwear, black socks and white high top “Voight” sneakers.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 13, 1991 floating in the New York Bay.
Full x-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 91-390H
NIC #: U517807975
Body found on September 18, 1991
Estimated date of death: January 1, 1990
Estimated year of birth: 1935-1945
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: Unknown
Weight: Unknown
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: None
Circumstances: On September 18, 1991, a skull was found in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
X-rays of skull and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Female
Case #: 91-56OH
NIC #: U901691258
Body found on December 20, 1991
Estimated date of death: January 1, 1990
Estimated year of birth: 1921-1941
Sex: Female
Race: unknown
Height: 5’02-5’06”
Weight: unknown
Hair: unknown
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had scars of parturition which represents evidence of childbearing.  
Clothing: The victim’s clothing includes a light blue shirt with the words “Thousand Island” on it, a yellow T-shirt with a logo and an eagle on it, brown socks, and brown shoes “ankle high” in a size 10.
Jewelry: The victim was wearing a gold ring, a copper bracelet, and a small “bell shaped” silver ornament with loops.
Circumstances: The victims skeletal remains were found on December 20, 1991 under the Chapel Hill Bridge in Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Infant Male
Case #: 92-157H
NIC #: U879163216
Body found on March 8, 1992
Estimated date of death: March 8, 1992
Estimated year of birth: 1992
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 1’6”
Weight: 5-10 lbs
Hair: Black
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: unknown 
Clothing: The victim was found wrapped in a multi-colored gray and green quilted blanket. The blanket is a furniture blanket.
Other: The victim was estimated to be up to 1 hour old. The mother of the child should have suffered from vaginal bleeding and/or vaginal uterine infection. DNA match with the mother is possible.
Circumstances: The newborn was found on March 8, 1992 in Jersey City, NJ.
Full X-rays and DNA are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 92-287H
NIC #: U852346577
Body found on May 12, 1992
Estimated date of death: May 8, 1992
Estimated year of birth: 1952-1967
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’4-5’7”
Weight: 120-135 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown
Clothing: The victim was found wearing “Generation” blue jeans size 36, a “Bart Simpson” T-shirt and black “Julianos” brand shoes.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 12, 1992 in the Hackensack River in Jersey City, NJ.
Full X-rays and dental records are available for comparison. 
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Female Baby
Case #: 93008H
NIC #: U622381541
Body found on January 14, 1993
Estimated date of death: January 8, 1993
Estimated year of birth: 1992-1993
Sex: Female
Race: Unknown
Height: 1’8″
Weight: 6 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None 
Clothing: The victim was not wearing clothing when found.
Circumstances: The victim was found on January 14, 1993 in the Hudson River, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Full X-rays 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 Estefanie Alegre

The Missing
Estefanie Alegre
Case#: 05074278
Essex County

Estefanie Alegre was 31 years old when she was last seen at her residence in Newark, New Jersey on July 20, 2005. She was never heard from again. She may have gone to the Glenridge or Montclair, NJ areas. She is a Hispanic female, 5’04” in height, 160 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.
There is no other information available about this case.

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

Sources: 
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/15116?nav

https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=18&type=mp https://charleyproject.org/case/estefanie-alegre

The Missing Nayell Cruz

The Missing
Nayell O. Cruz
Case #: 20515860
Atlantic County

Nayell Cruz was 24 years old when she was last seen at 5:30 p.m on July 20, 2005 in Hammonton, NJ. She is a labor worker at Variety Farms on Pleasant Mills Road in Hammonton. Nayell is a Hispanic female, 5’02” in height, 130 lbs, with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, black capri pants, and black sandals. There are not many details in her case.

If you have any further information, please contact the Hammonton Police Department at 609-561-4000.

Sources: 
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/15117?nav

The Missing Stephen Davaris

The Missing
Stephen Joseph Davaris Jr.
Case #: 05-9407
Bergen County

Stephen Davaris was 32 years old when he was last seen on July 6, 2005 by a relative in Secaucus, New Jersey. He told his parents that he was going to the Jersey Shore, but instead it was revealed that he bought a one-way plane ticket from New York to Ireland. The U.S Embassy has confirmed that Stephen arrived in the country of Ireland, in Dublin, on July 8, 2005. Steve had been to Ireland several times before, as he has Irish relatives. Stephen was last sighted at a pub in Inagh, County Clare after his arrival in Ireland.
On July 12, Stephens’ backpack was found washed ashore at Quilty Beach in County Clare. His cell phone, clothing, passport and other identification were inside the bag, but no sign of him. The person who found the bag was a man named John Joe, he took it home. And his wife, a woman named Josephine Ryan, put the SIM card in her own phone. Two days later on July 14, Steve’s parents called his number, and when the woman answered the phone, everyone had then realized that he had gone to Ireland. 
After he vanished, Stephen’s rental car was found parked at the Cliffs of Moher. His loved ones believe he took his own life there. Although Steve had no debts, no problems with substance abuse and no history of depression, he did lose his job several months before he went missing and his sister says he had become moody and withdrawn.
Stephen is a Caucasian male that is 6 feet tall and 180 lbs. He has brown hair and blue eyes, with a full beard at the time of his disappearance. Above are two pictures of him and one picture of his tattoo. If he has passed away, his body has not been located.
As of May 2016, Stephen was declared legally dead. Police in Ramsey, New Jersey and in Ireland are still investigating his disappearance.

If you have any information, please contact the Ramsey Police Department at 201-327-2400 or the Ennistymon Guardi from County Clare at 065-707-2180.

Sources: Stephen does not have a NamUs profile.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/us-backpacker-missing-in-clare-since-2005-pronounced-dead-1.2658156

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-20401382.html

The Missing Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.

The Missing
Danielle Imbo & Richard Petrone Jr.
Case #: 2005-0296
Burlington County

Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr. were 34 and 35 years old when they were last seen on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 11:45 P.M leaving Abeline’s Bar on 429 South Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Danielle lived in Mount Laurel, NJ and was estranged from her husband at the time of her disappearance. She worked from home for a mortgage company and was the lead singer in a New Jersey rock band. Richard resided in Philly and worked at his family’s bakery. The couple had been involved in an “on again off again” romantic relationship that originally started when they were together in high school.
On the evening of Saturday, February 19, Danielle and Richard joined another couple named Anthony Valentino and Michelle McLaughlin, for drinks at Abeline’s Bar, who stated the couple appeared to be having a good time, smiling and kissing throughout the evening. They were even overheard making plans for the next day.
Witnesses stated the couple left the bar 15 minutes before midnight on route to Danielle’s home in New Jersey. They were seen walking on South Street toward Richard’s parked vehicle, a 2001 Black and silver Dodge Dakota pickup truck with license plate number YFH-2319 with a NASCAR sticker in the rear window. The couple and their vehicle have yet to be found.
Danielle was last seen wearing a jacket, a cream colored sweater, blue jeans and carrying a black purse. She is 5’5” in height, approximately 117 lbs, brown hair with hazel eyes with a tattoo of flowers on her lower back. Richard was wearing a gray Polo brand hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He has a tattoo of the word “Angela” on his left arm and a tattoo of clowns on his right arm. He has blue eyes, brown hair. He is 200 lbs, and 5’9” in height.
Since their disappearance, there has been no activity on either of the couples cell phones or personal bank accounts, no use of credit cards or their E-ZPasses.
Danielle had a 2 year old son at the time, and Richard had a 14 year old daughter. Both Danielle and Richard were very close with their families and everyone seems convinced they would not voluntarily disappear. Danielle’s family first noticed something was wrong when she failed to show up to her hair appointment on Sunday morning at 11 AM. However, panic truly set in at about 3 p.m, when Danielle’s estranged husband Joseph arrived at her condo to drop off their son “little Joe,” and Danielle was nowhere to be found. Once everyone realized she was absent, the police were notified. Since authorities had to wait 48 hours to start an investigation, Danielle’s family began searching for the couple, combing the streets of Philly until the next morning. Friends and volunteers canvassed neighborhoods for 100 miles in every direction, distributing pictures of Richard’s vehicle. The Delaware river was searched and fields were dug up looking for any leads. Danielle’s brother, John even went so far as to pay a Camden Police officer $1,200 to take him up in a helicopter to try and locate the ruck. None of these efforts produced any help, however. Police found no evidence to indicate what may have happened to the pair.
Both Danielle and Richard’s families believe that the couple are deceased and were possibly slain. Authorities are still trying to determine who might be responsible and why.
Danielle’s estranged husband Joseph was questioned by Police and the FBI many times. According to Richard’s father, Petrone Sr, his son told him prior to his disappearance that he received several threatening phone calls from Danielle Imbo’s estranged husband. “He kept telling me, stay away from her, leave her alone.” However, Joe Imbo has a rock-solid alibi for the night in question. He was at a child’s birthday party 50 miles away, where his stepfather, a former NYPD Officer, and several active officers were also present and vouched for him being there. Joe has never formally been declared a suspect, because there is not enough evidence to take him into custody.
Since 2008, the FBI has been investigating this case as a possible murder for hire, but they have not named any suspects. They do claim however, that the culprit was a professional, as it was a “well-orchestrated act.”
Although Richard’s family denies this claim, a theory was produced that Richard may have been involved with organized crime. In 2016, The FBI pursued a possible link between Richard Petrone and the “Pagan’s Motorcycle Club,” which is a group known for moving illicit substances and being aggressive. A special agent from the FBI interrogated Pagan member Patrick Treacy and asked him about a double slaying, but Treacy denied everything.

The case remains unsolved as of June 21, 2021. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Mount Laurel Police Department at 856-234-1414, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-265-7105, the NJSP Missing Persons Department at 800-709-7090, or the Philadelphia Police Department at 215-686-3013.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/806?nav
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/3968?nav

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

https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/philadelphia/news/press-releases/fbi-seeks-information-on-disappearance-15-years-ago-today-of-danielle-imbo-and-richard-petrone-jr

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/kidnap/richard-petrone

https://www.gloucestercitynews.net/clearysnotebook/2021/02/where-are-danielle-imbo-and-richard-petrone-jr-couple-disappeared-16-years-ago.html

https://www.trace-evidence.com/imbo-petrone

https://6abc.com/philadelphia-missing-person-fbi-search-danielle-imbo/3108326/

https://www.ranker.com/list/what-happened-to-danielle-imbo-and-richard-petrone/jim-rowley

– Richard Petrone Jr.

http://www.danielleimbo.com/ 

Adventures with Purpose looked into this case and searched several bodies of water to try and locate their vehicle. I’ll link two of their videos below.

The Murdered Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry

The Murdered
Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry
Cape May County NJ

Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry were both 19 years old when they went missing in 1969. The two girls were friends, and had both recently graduated from junior college and wanted some sun and fun, so they traveled together to Ocean City, NJ for the weekend. As their vacation came to an end, they decided to get an early start heading back home to Pennsylvania. They ate breakfast at Somers Point Diner before heading North on the Garden State Parkway. The two girls never made it home. Their parents notified authorities on the night of May 30, 1969.
Three days later, on June 2, 1969, a maintenance worker that went by the name of Elwood Faunce, discovered two bodies in a wooded area alongside the northbound lanes of the Garden State Parkway, between milepost 31.8 and 31.9. The crime scene was located in Egg Harbor Township, which is just outside of Ocean City, and 2 miles from the Somers Point Diner, where the girls were last seen just after sunrise on May 30.
Susan had been driving a light blue Chevrolet Convertible, which was found on the side of the parkway, about 200ft from their bodies.
Both victims were discovered concealed with leaves and twigs, and both had been stabbed with a sharp instrument, thought to be a pen knife or a paring knife, about 4-5 times in the upper chest and neck region. Each victim had been beaten severely. Susan was found completely nude and lying facedown. Her neck was tied to a tree with her bra. A different source states the bra had been tied into her hair. She died of a wound to the neck that severed her larynx, and she was also stabbed on the left side of her abdomen and the right side of her neck. Her clothes, her blue jacket with her initials, a blue print dress and underwear were piled neatly beside her. Elizabeth was found about ten feet away, lying on her back. She was completely clothed, but her underwear was ripped/torn. She died of a chest wound that penetrated her right lung. She had also been stabbed in the abdomen. She had knife scratches on the side of her neck.
There was information about the crime scene that had been withheld from the public. Elizabeth was wearing expensive jewelry, which was found untouched, thus ruling out robbery as the motive. Both women also had cash in their purses, untouched.
The coroner was never able to determine whether a sexual assault had been perpetrated on either Susan or Elizabeth, due to the delay between when the girls were murdered and the discovery of their bodies three days later. They were in an advanced state of decomposition. However, the coroner did conclude that Susan and Elizabeth were murdered within 45 minutes of eating breakfast at the Somers Point Diner, due to the contents of their stomachs. 
On May 30, 1969, the sun rose at 5:29 a.m, and both girls were seen in the diner at daybreak, and they had left the diner at around 6:15 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man with an arm sling in a dark colored Mustang parked near where Susan’s blue convertible was found.

  (Sketch of the person witnesses saw) 

 Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Major Crime Unit later questioned 3 young men from Pennsylvania who had pulled over onto the shoulder to sleep near milepost 31.9 after they ran out of gas, at about 4:30 a.m. They stated that when they woke up 3 hours later, they noticed Susans’ unoccupied Chevrolet convertible parked on the shoulder, approximately 100 yards in front of them. 

SUSPECTS:
On two separate occasions, once in 1986 and in 1989, the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy hinted at his involvement in the murders of Susan and Elizabeth. During the year 1969, Ted had been living with his aunt in Lafayette Hill, outside Philadelphia, PA while attending Temple University in Philadelphia. During the weekends, he would often travel to New York City’s Time Square to watch the women in the area. He mentioned the winter of 1969 specifically in his interview, stating “After being more or less detached from people for a long period… I didn’t have any friends, didn’t go anywhere, just more or less had school and sort of entertained myself with the pornographic hobby, drove to the shore and watched the beach and saw young women lined up along the beach. You know, it’s like an overwhelming kind of vision. Eventually I found myself tearing around that place for a couple of days, and without really planning anything, picked up a couple of young girls. And ended up with the first time I had ever done it… this fear of getting caught. It’s an extraordinary trauma, you know. And then there’s, of course, the fear of detection and apprehension when you kill someone.” He did not mention the women by name.
In 1989, in his second interview before his execution, Ted Bundy returned to 1969 while speaking with a criminologist, Dorothy Lewis. “I went to Ocean City, New Jersey… and just hung on the beach, looking at the young women, trailing them around… I felt compelled to act out his vision.. I was just stalking around the downtown area of this small resort community and I saw a young woman walking along… I didn’t actually kill someone this time, but I really, for the first time, approached a victim, spoke to her, tried to abduct her, and she escaped. But that was frightening in its own way… I know that in Ocean City, I realized just how inept I was, and so that made me more cautious, and I didn’t do that again for a long time. It scared me, it really scared me.”
Obviously, Mr. Bundy traveled to and from Ocean City several times during the summer of 1969, which is where Susan and Elizabeth were spending their weekend. Apparently, however, the day after he spoke to the criminologist, he denied his involvement before dying in the electric chair. Ted’s aunt claimed during an interview that he had an alibi for the weekend of the murders.
Susan and Elizabeth may have been one of Ted Bundy’s first murders, however, there is no irrefutable proof of that. There are some who believe he may have actually committed his first murder in 1961, at the age of 14, when an 8 year old girl went missing in Tacoma, Washington. Ted spent much of his childhood there.
Another killer was also in the same vicinity at the time of the murders. His name is Gerald Eugene Stano. He also took credit for the killings, but there was no proof. Stano was convicted of killing at least 22 women in New Jersey, Florida, and Pennsylvania and claimed to have killed 41 women between 1969-1980. In 1982, he signed a confession to the murders, but later implied his confessions were coerced, and the information he gave to police did not add up. He was executed in Florida in 1998. He was known as a “serial confessor.”
There were several other suspects, including a man named Mark Thomas. Mark was a childhood friend of Gerald Stanos. An anonymous tip was received, and he was brought in for questioning. Unfortunately, there was no proof. Mark later became a visible figure in the Pennsylvania Ku Klux Klan and was involved in crimes all around the US.
A drifter named Ronnie Walden was also a suspect. He was traced to Atlantic City and elsewhere at the Jersey Shore at the time of the murders. A wrist watch found at the murder scene was linked to Walden by a woman who heard about the murders in the press and stated she had recently been on a date with Walden shortly before he drive up to New Jersey from the South and she had seen him wearing the watch. In a bizarre connection to Bundy, Walden was being held at the Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs in the same cell that Ted later escaped from in 1977, when he famously exited through the ceiling. Walden had attempted to hang himself at the jail in the hours before NJ State Police arrived to interview him. He passed a lie detector test and authorities stopped pursuing him despite incriminating evidence; The police found half a finger print of Ronnie’s on the girl’s car. He is also a schizophrenic and had spent time in a mental hospital. Walden was in and out of jail for the rest of his life for various crimes, including a shooting in South Carolina that landed him in prison in 1984. In 1989, he took his own life using a smuggled gun, which he used during a hostage situation involving a prison guard.
Research has pointed to Ronnie Walden as the suspect with the most corroborating evidence in the murders of Susan and Elizabeth. The Ted Bundy theory persists in part because of the lack of closure in the case. Elizabeth Perry’s mother, Margaret started, “We are convinced that when Ted Bundy died, our daughter’s killer got his comeuppance.”
Over 50 years later and NJ State Police are still hoping to determine who killed Susan and Elizabeth.

Sources:

https://newjerseygirlmurders.org/cases.htm

https://www.phillyvoice.com/ted-bundy-garden-state-parkway-murders-new-jersey-ocean-city-christian-barth/

https://www.christianbarthauthor.com/bl

og-1-1/peter-vronsky-phd-discusses-the-unsolved-1969-garden-state-parkway-murders 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/202003/serial-killers-and-tragic-cold-case

The Missing Carmela Yacavino

The Missing
Carmela Mildred Yacavino
Case #: 05-7895
Essex County

Carmela Yacavino was 43 years old when she was last seen on January 19, 2005 at her home in West Orange, New Jersey. She was wearing a blue windbreaker size small, a black sweatshirt size small, blue jeans, white socks and size 6 white running shoes. Carmela has a tattoo of a rose and a cross on her right shoulder, a tattoo of the name Jose on her right shoulder blade, she has burn scars on both forearms, and she also has pierced ears. She is 5’4” in height, 110 lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a fair complexion. 

If you have any further information, please contact the West Orange Police Department at 973-325-4000.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/8379?nav

http://www.missingin.org/reg4515/carmela_mildred_yacavino.htm 

http://usa.51xrw.com/MissingPersonNotice-Missing%20Relatives/Friends%20-New%20Jersey%20Lost-2988-Carmela%20Mildred%20Yacavino_2988.html 

The Missing Joseph Robertson

The Missing
Joseph Robertson
Case #: 04-72
Ocean County

Joseph Robertson was last seen leaving the Dover Retirement Facility on January 2, 2004 in Dover, NJ. He has not been seen or heard from again. He does not have any scars, marks, or tattoos. He is allergic to Penicillin. He is a white male, 6 feet tall, 200 lbs, with graying brown hair and brown eyes, and a ruddy complexion. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150 or the NJSP Missing Persons Unit at 800-709-7090.

Sources: 
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/4266?nav

https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/toms-river-man-10-years-missing-have-you-seen-him

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