The Missing Danielle Marie Day

The Missing
Danielle Marie Day
Case #: 01-5521
Camden County

(Danielle’s daughter Brianna Day, holding a picture of her mom)

Danielle Day was 28 years old when she was last seen at her brother’s girlfriend’s home on March 30, 2001 in Lindenwold, NJ in the late afternoon. It is not known whether Danielle walked or drove off. She was troubled by her addiction to heroin and crack cocaine, and it wasn’t uncharacteristic of her to leave without contacting her family for extended periods of time, so her family was not initially concerned when they hadn’t heard from her. Her brother reported her missing on May 15th 2001. She has a tattoo of the devil on her left buttock and a tattoo of a rose on her left breast. She also has breast implants. Danielle is a white female, 5’04” in height, 100-110 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.
 At the time of her disappearance, Danielle worked as an exotic dancer for the “Fantasy Show Bar” (which no longer exists) on Black Horse Pike in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey. Danielle was also involved in prostitution, and she frequented the Brooklyn, New York area often, along with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Camden, New Jersey.
Danielle’s two children, Brianna and Frankie, who were in foster care at the time, vaguely remember their mother visiting them on occasion. Brianna was six years old when her mom went missing. She strongly believes her mother became a victim of human trafficking. Neither child has any idea as to who their biological father is. Danielle’s mother eventually adopted her grandchildren out of foster care, and they are now adults, looking for answers as to what happened to their mother.  

If you have any information, please contact the Lindenwold Police Department at 856-784-7566.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/5620
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=346&type=mp 

https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/2016/04/22/searching-mother-she-barely-knew/83342924/

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20160420_S__Jersey_woman_seeks_clues_to_mom_s_15-year_disappearance.html

https://nj1015.com/have-you-seen-her-nj-woman-missing-and-cops-arent-giving-up/

http://www.missingin.org/reg3113/danielle_marie_day.htmhttps://camdencountypros.org/missing-2001-lindenwold-woman-41816/

The Missing Anwar Green

The Missing
Anwar Green
Case #: 01006569
Essex County

   Anwar Green was 19 years old when he was last seen with his friend Rahim Martin on January 19, 2001 in Newark, NJ. He and Rahim were seen on surveillance cameras at Independence Community Bank at the corner of Broad Street and Academy Street. The two men had planned to cash a check from a civil lawsuit. On footage, it appears Anwar is nervous as he keeps glancing towards the door. Rahim cashed the check for over $8,000. There was also another $4,000 check that had been issued but it was never cashed.
Martin and Green left the bank and went next door to the Prudential Building on Broad Street. Martin had once worked there as a guard for a private security firm. In the lobby, Martin called his uncle from a pay phone and they talked briefly. The uncle worked at the building but the two young men left without seeing him in person.
Neither Martin nor Green had drivers licenses at the time they disappeared. They asked others to drive them places. Anwar has not used his credit card since his disappearance and he left his cell phone behind. He is a Black male, 5’08”,148 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown coat with a fur collar, blue jeans and brown Timberland boots. He was also wearing a gold necklace with a diamond cross pendant. Anwar has a chipped front tooth, and his nickname is “Head.” Anwar was very close with his family and it was uncharacteristic of them both to leave without warning. It is theorized that the men were robbed and murdered because of the large amount of money they were carrying. 
The day after the two were reported missing, a man’s body was found in a burned house in Newark. It was determined that he had been murdered and the house was intentionally set on fire. The victim was identified as Rahim Martin in August of 2010, but there was no sign of Anwar. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances. 

Info on Rahim:

If you have any information, please contact the Newark Police Department at 973-733-5400.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/788?nav

http://www.missingin.org/reg624/anwar_green.htm 

The Missing Victor Richardson

The Missing
Victor Leonard Richardson III
Case #: 00026504
Hudson County

Victor Richardson was last seen on May 10, 2000, leaving his business (a beeper store) on Smith Street in Perth Amboy, North Bergen, NJ when he was 24 years old. He drove away in his blue or black 1991 Honda Acura with NJ plates at around 1:30 p.m. He was traveling to Central Communications at 2595 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ to drop off two pagers but he never arrived. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt with Timberland boots with a gold ring on his right hand and a platinum Rolex watch on his left wrist. His home was later found unlocked and in a “state of disarray.” Victor has a scar on his abdomen. He is a Black/Hispanic male, 5’08”, 140 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. He has a light complexion. His nickname is “Vic”.

If you have any information, please call the North Bergen Police Department at 201-392-2100.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/1237?nav

http://www.missingin.org/reg982/victor_leonard_richardson_iii.htm 

The Murdered Joseph Hoopengardner

The Murdered
Joseph L. Hoopengardner
NJ Cold Case
Ocean County

   Joseph Hoopengarder was a 44 year old plumbing business owner from Dover township New Jersey in 1981. On Saturday, January 26, he was found dead in the woods of the Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area. Joseph was found with blows to the head and 3 gunshot wounds. His truck was found the next day, January 27, parked in the Playdrome bowling lanes parking lot at Route 37 and Conifer Street, Toms River. The truck appeared to be wiped clean, no fingerprints were found.
The Ocean County medical examiner’s office states that Joseph had been dead only a few hours before the body was found at 2:30pm by a hunter near the intersection of Route 539 and Mule Road. His cause of death was a laceration and hemorrhage of the brain. He was shot three times in the head and body but the police have not determined the type of weapon used.
His wife’s name is Helen Hoopengardner, however I have been having trouble finding anything online about her. I was also unable to find a picture of Joseph, other than the one I posted above. 
No motive has ever been suggested. Unfortunately, this is all the information that was available.

Sources: 

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/29326154/asbury-park-press/
https://www.the-dispatch.com/story/news/crime/2019/06/30/nj-cold-cases-unsolved-murders-cynthia-leeds-diane-mary-zaleski-raul-suarez-joseph-hoopengardner/1337947001/
https://www.nj.com/galleries/6X5Y3JNMQBEBXM2TKMAEMH4PHA/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78418985/joseph-l-hoopengardner http://ochistory.org/Index_Murders.php

The Missing Amanda Carroll

The Missing
Amanda Rae Carroll
Case #: 00-516
Hunterdon County

   Amanda Carroll was 20 years old when she went missing on May 1, 2000, from Flemington New Jersey. She rented a home on Greenwood Place with her husband, Matthew Carroll, and their two daughters. 
During the early morning hours of May 1, Amanda chatted online with a friend from Texas about her plans to take her children and move back to Arizona where she was born, to live with her father after her divorce was finalized. She seemed upbeat and looking forward to the move. 
At 6:30 am, Amanda spoke to a Canadian friend on the phone. After this phone call, she has never been heard from again. 
Matthew, her husband, a captain in the Marine corps, was the one to report her missing. He and their two young daughters were visiting his parents in New York on the last day Amanda was heard from. 
Amanda married Matthew when she was just 16 years old. The relationship seemed happy until the family moved to New Jersey six months before her disappearance. Amanda had become depressed and decided to seek a divorce. 
Of note, it turns out that the police were called to the Carroll residence two days before Amanda disappeared due to a domestic dispute, but no violence occurred and no charges were filed.
Matthew has stated he believes she left of her own accord, possibly with someone she met on the internet. The police investigated all of Amanda’s internet acquaintances, but have cleared all of them of any involvement. 
Amanda’s bank account and social security number have had no activity since the first day of May, 21 long years ago. 
Amanda was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with jeans and gold rings on her fingers. She is Caucasian with red hair, hazel eyes, 5’6”, 145 lbs. She has a tattoo of a sun and moon on her right ankle, a floral pattern tattoo on the back of her neck, and she has pierced ears. 
Police do not think this is an act of random foul play. Matthew was considered a key suspect in the case, but there was not enough evidence to charge him with anything.
Amanda’s father has since passed away, and her two daughters are living in Pennsylvania, hoping one day for answers. 

If you have additional information, please contact the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, ext. 2554, or you can contact the Flemington Police Department at 908-782-8889.

Sources: 
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/606?nav

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/2017/05/18/police-assist-families-search-missing-nj/328665001/

http://www.crimestoppershunterdon.com/2013-02-28-missing-person—amanda-carroll 

The Missing William Meehan

The Missing
William L. Meehan
Case #: 0142158 (New Brunswick Police) #: 00-3288 (Belmar Police)
Middlesex County

William Meehan was 32 year old when he was last seen driving his silver four-door Oldsmobile 88 (License plate #: YS-597J) leaving MacLearie Park. He was heading northbound on Highway 35 in Belmar, New Jersey. The vehicle was found to be involved in a hit-and-run accident on Route 22 in Green Brook, New Jersey, and William left the scene. He has not been heard from since. William was wearing a pink/gray shirt size 36, blue jeans and white “Avia” brand sneakers.
There are no further clues to his whereabouts. 

If you have any additional information, please contact the New Brunswick Police Department at 732-745-5200 or the Belmar Police Department at 732-681-1700.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/19968?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/william-l-meehan https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=931&type=mp

The Missing Pietro Zarfino

The Missing
Pietro Zarfino
Case #: 001151
Essex County

Pietro Zarfino was 70 years old when he went missing on January 4, 2000. He was said to be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. On this day at around 2pm, he was last seen walking near his residence on Bloomfield Avenue in Newark/Belleville, New Jersey. He was wearing a light brown/tan suit. Pietro was 5’8-5’9”, 140-150 lbs, graying black hair with brown eyes. He spoke Italian and very little English.
This is all the information we have. 

If you have any further information, please contact the Essex County Sheriff’s Office at 973-621-4111.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/9842?nav
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1606&type=mp 
https://charleyproject.org/case/pietro-zarfino

The Missing Charles Strohm

The Missing
Charles N. Strohm
Case #: 990289145
Camden County, NJ

   Charles Strohm was 47 years old when he was last seen on December 17, 1999 in the area of the 300 block of Warren Street in Gloucester City, NJ. He is mentally disabled and has threatened to commit suicide in the past. He was wearing a grey hoodie, jeans, white socks, and athletic shoes. Some sources state he may have also been wearing a watch. Charles is 6ft 1, 160 lbs, greying blonde hair and blue eyes. He may have a mustache, beard or goatee. He has a raised mole on his abdomen, a previous fractured right wrist, right ankle and clavicle. He also has two missing front teeth. Authorities believe he may have attempted to travel to Texas. This is all the information we have to go on. His case is still unsolved.

If you have any information, please contact the Gloucester City Police Department at 856-456-0900.

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/1243?nav

https://charleyproject.org/case/charles-n-strohm https://www.missing-person-database.com/missing-charles-n-strohm-located.html

The Murdered Jane Durrua

The Murdered
Jane Durrua
Monmouth County NJ
Suspected Killer: Robert Zarinsky

(sister Joan left, Jane right)

(Joan Conway left Jane Durrua right)

Jane’s sisters, Delores(left) and Joan.

   Jane Katherine Durrua was just 13 years old when she disappeared on her way home from visiting her older sister Joan’s house at 26 Dakota Avenue, East Keansburg, Middletown, New Jersey. On the evening of Monday, November 4, 1968, she was last seen taking a shortcut through a grassy field by a railroad track on her way back to her home at 51 Frazee place.
 The next morning, Jane’s brother in law, Ronald Connors, was the one to find her body in a ditch with waist-high grass, a few feet south of the railroad tracks she was last seen by. Her clothes were disheveled, she had a severe head injury above one eye. Jane was sexually assaulted and beaten to death. Her purse and shoes were found at the scene of the murder. Her shoes were actually found underneath Jane’s body. 
At first, it was determined that a man named Jerry Bellamy was the perpetrator, however, an examination was performed on the slip that Jane had been wearing under her outfit, and it cleared Jerry of the murder. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office presented evidence that showed a serial killer named Robert Zarinsky’s DNA was a match with semen found on Jane’s slip. See below.

Zarinsky was eventually charged in November of 2008 with the murder of Jane, but he died the night before facing trial. Robert Zarinsky is a suspect in four other killings. 
13 million dollars was awarded to Jane’s family in a wrongful death suit.
This case is still technically classified as unsolved due to Robert’s death before he was charged. 

Sources: 

http://newjerseygirlmurders.com/cases.htm 

https://www.nj.com/news/2008/03/robert_zarinsky_to_be_charged.html

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/21146681/jane-katherine-durrua

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

https://www.nj.com/news/2010/03/paul_seitz_nj_investigator_who.html

More info on Robert Zarinsky:

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

The Nameless Hudson County Pt 1

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 1.)

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 White Male
Case #: 81-218H
NIC #: U707436565
Body found on May 4, 1981
Estimated date of death: April 29, 1981
Estimated year of birth: 1941-1961
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’10-6’1”
Weight: 170-190 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had a tattoo of an outline of a cross on his upper right arm. He had a tattoo on his upper left arm with the word “Mike”, “Niko,” or “Nino”. He also has a pierced left ear.
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a white sneaker on his left foot, a pair of white sweat socks, blue pants with thin white stripes, and a pair of white “Jockey” shorts. The right sneaker was found on the embankment about 15 feet west of the body. 
Jewelry: The victim was wearing a gold colored loop in his left ear lobe.
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 4, 1981 in the Hudson River.
Partial x-rays, fingerprints and dental records are available for comparison. 
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 09840003
NIC #: U192414842
Body found on January 1, 1984
Estimated date of death: January 1, 1983
Estimated year of birth: 1924-1934
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’9-5’10”
Weight: 160-170 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was wearing 3 pairs of pants, 1 pair was olive green, 1 pair was blue, and 1 pair was gray and blue. The victim was also wearing a brown belt with a U shaped buckle and one white sock.
Other: The victim may have been homeless. The victim has a beard and mustache with gray mixed in.
Circumstances: The victim was found in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.
Partial X-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: 84-175H
NIC #: U191941966
Body found on March 17, 1984
Estimated date of death: March 15, 1984
Estimated year of birth: 1984
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 1’8”
Weight: 7-8 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: Unknown.
Circumstances: The newborn was found on March 17, 1984 in the water located in Bayonne, Hudson County, NJ.
X-rays are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male 
Case #: 84-319H
NIC #: U201236681
Body found on May 15, 1984
Estimated date of death: January 1, 1984
Estimated year of birth: 1961-1962
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’0”
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Unknown 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing jeans and a t-shirt that is ribbed at the waist and wrists.
Other: Remnants of a long beard and mustache were found. The front teeth were missing as well as most of the other teeth in the upper and lower jaws. 
Circumstances: The victim was found on May 15, 1984 at the end of Cape
May Street, Harrison, Hudson County, NJ on the bank of the Passaic River. The death was determined to be drowning.
Partial x-rays and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos are available.

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Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #:84-768H
NIC #: U184667580
Body found on October 27, 1984
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1949-1966
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’5-5’7”
Weight: 110-130 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was wearing a blue hooded raincoat size small, a dark sweater with a hood, a red sweater, Jordache jeans size 28, and a pair of white socks.
Other: The victim was wearing a yellow metal watch and black rosary beads. The victim has moderately wavy hair, about 2.5 inches long.
Circumstances: On October 27, 1984, the victim was found in the water at Liberty State Park, Jersey City, 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 #: 85-146H
NIC #: U184097358
Body found on March 9, 1985
Estimated date of death: Unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1915-1935
Sex: Male 
Race: Black
Height: 5’4-5’6”
Weight: 125-160 lbs.
Hair: Unknown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Fractured Lower right arm, Fracture lower right leg 
Clothing: The victim was found wearing black pants, brown corduroy pants, “work” boots, shorts, boxers size 36 and 42 when he was found.
Other: The victim had no teeth when he was found.
Circumstances: The victim was found on March 9, 1985 in Jersey City.
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.

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