The Murdered Anne & Mae Rubenstein

NJ Cold Case
Anne & Mae Rubenstein
Highland Park, Middlesex County, NJ
12 year old Mae Rubenstein,(some sources say 11) a 6th grader at Lafayette School, was left alone in her home at 437 S. Third Ave. while her mother, Anne, was food shopping, her father Robert was working with her brother Elihu at the Star Lumber Co., in town, on February 13, 1965. Upon Anne’s return from the grocery store, she ended up finding Mae, slashed in the kitchen. The mother confronted the attacker and, like her daughter, was savagely stabbed in the neck, face and chest. The Middlesex County medical examiner determined that Anne Rubenstein was attacked with a long-bladed kitchen knife about 35 times. Mae suffered 15 stab wounds and her jugular vein was slashed. Anne’s body was later found 2 hours later in the foyer by her 9 year old nephew Maurice Feller, who came to the home to get a drink of water. She was lying in a pool of blood, and the surrounding area showed signs of a desperate scuffle. Rubenstein was still wearing her heavy winter coat, and loaves of bread were scattered on the floor. Alarmed by the scene, Feller ran to a neighbor who lived on the second floor of the building. After seeing the mother, the neighbor discovered Mae’s body in the kitchen and called police. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
No one has been labeled as a suspect in the slayings, and no weapon was ever found. A motive or explanation of such a violent crime also has not been established, as investigators found no attempts of sexual assault or even robbery – with more than $100 left behind in the house. There have been theories, one rumor stating it was a case of mistaken identity, that the killer happened upon the wrong family.
As per their Jewish tradition, the mother and daughter were buried within 24 hours of their deaths.
This case has not been solved, but the investigation still remains active.

Cause of death: Child Mae stabbed 15 times and death caused by severing the jugular vein; Anne stabbed 35 times, stab wound to the left chest, heart, causing death.
Forensic Characteristics: Double Murder – no penetrative sexual assault reported – no theft – stabbing – female child 12 years old initial victim found in kitchen – mother found in entryway
Saturday afternoon. Took place between 12:30PM and 2:30PM.


If you have any information on this case, please contact the Middlesex County Police Department at (732)-356-1900

The Murdered Eleanor Sophia Lynch

NJ Cold Case
Eleanor Sophia Lynch
Mount Prospect Ave, Newark, Essex County, NJ
Eleanor Sophia Lynch, 28, was found deceased at 7:00AM on Monday,
January 28, 1964 at 372 Mount Prospect Ave, Newark, Essex County, NJ, better known as the Cromwell Terrace Apartments, in the basement boiler room. The door to the basement and boiler room was usually kept unlocked according to the custodian who discovered the body. She was last seen early Monday morning at 12:30AM at the diner next door to her place of employment. Eleanor was a desk clerk at the Dixie Motel on Route 1 in Woodbridge. Remnants of take-out dinner on a desk in the motel office were found, along with the victim’s purse and identification. Her car was found in the parking lot of the motel.
Eleanor lived at 153 Cooper Street, Iselin, Woodbridge, NJ. She was married but separated, and a mother of three. Her estranged husband Edward Lynch, 29, determined to have been living in California since October of 1963 and was residing there during a murder that happened at 3359 Canyon Crest Drive, Altadena, California. This case is strangely not in the newspapers.
According to Dr. Edwin Albano, Chief medical examiner for Essex County, Eleanors report was as follows:
Cause of Death: “Multiple stab wounds to both sides of the chest, penetrating both lungs; bi-lateral hemo thorax, stab wound of lower back penetrating the liver, hemo Peritoneum.” Forensic Characteristics: Victim was abducted shortly after 12:30AM from place of work (motel office) – transported in perpetrator’s vehicle to an apartment building boiler room – found face down on a rug pad – the victims green colored coat was lying under the upper part of her body and a coverless pillow was on the floor near the victim’s head. Hands tied separately to pipe situated about six-to eight inches above the floor by neckties taken from old clothes storage box in basement – man’s shirt and necktie tied around face – (according to news media reports: the dress and sweater she was wearing was raised to her neck – wearing a bra) – undergarments, shoes and a stocking scattered on the floor – 62 stab wounds to the chest, back and side inflicted by a 2 and-a-half-inch pocket-knife style blade – $93 and a TV set missing from motel – night of Sunday-Monday. No report of penetrative rape. Time of death estimated at 4:00AM.
The case has not been solved.


If you have any information about this case, please contact the NJ State Police of Newark, at (732)-441-4500

The Murdered Sophie Olejnik

NJ Cold Case
Sophie Olejnik
Hillsborough, Somerset County, NJ

Sophie Olejnik

On June 2, 1963, a 14 year old girl named Sophie Olejnik departed her home at 49 N. 11th Avenue, Mannville, Somerset County, NJ, to attend a dance at the Polish Falcons Camp. She was last seen at 2:30PM walking on Champlain Road and turning south down Sunny Meade Road. The Polish Falcon Camp on Falcon Road was approximately 1.2 miles away. Six days later on June 8, 1963, her body was found face down in 6 inches of water in Royces Brook, 200 yards upstream from Sunnymeade Road, and about 600-800 yards south of where she was last seen.
Cause of Death: Forcible drowning
Forensic Characteristics: abducted or ambushed, killed in the vicinity of
the encounter – on rural road and bush terrain – found facedown in six
inches of water on bank of creek – mud and sand found in mouth – clad in orange blouse ripped open in the front – peddle-pusher style pants partly pulled down – no penetrative rape reported or determined – walked or forced through bush on a footpath from road to creek – drowned forcibly by head being held in mud and creek – purse found on the opposite bank of the creek with contents intact. – Sunday afternoon.
Sophie’s case has not been solved.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Somerset County Police Department at 908-231-7140


The Nameless Warren County

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 Warren County.
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:

Unidentified Deceased Black Male
Case #: H0247610
NIC #: U233108807
Body found on January 29, 1976
Estimated date of death: January 01, 1975
Estimated year of birth: 1944-1948
Sex: Male
Race: Black
Height: 5’5-5’7
Weight: 155-165 lbs.
Hair: black
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: none
Dental: the victim had a gold filling in his 3rd molar on the left side and a temporary filling in his 2nd molar on the right side. Partial dental records are available for comparison.
Circumstances: On January 29, 1976, skeletal remains were found in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ near the Delaware Water Gap.
X-rays are available for comparison.
Artist sketch of the victim:
Additional photos:

Unidentified Deceased White Female
AKA: Princess Doe
Case #: (blank?)
NIC# : U630870962
Body found on July 15, 1982
Estimated date of death: July 11, 1982
Estimated age: 14-20 years (estimated)
Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian
Height: 5’2-5’4
Weight: 90-100 lbs.
Hair: Brown shoulder length
Eye color: unknown
Clothing: This individual was wearing a red V-neck pullover shirt with yellow piping on the front portion of the shoulder and blue and black piping around the neck, sleeves and waist. The victim was also wearing a red/white/blue print wrap-around skirt with a wide border print of peacocks on the lower portion.
Jewelry: Victim was wearing a gold colored chain with small white beads spaced evenly within the chain. Attached to the chain was a 14k gold cross with an ornate design.
Dental: Lower anterior teeth are crowded
Other: Red nail polish on right hand, no nail polish on left hand. Left ear double pierced, unknown right ear piercings.
Circumstances: Victim was found in a wooded area in Blairstown Cemetery, Route 94, Warren County, NJ on July 15,1982.
X-rays: Dental and body X-rays are available.
Model of what the victim may have looked like:

Artist sketch:
Digital Rendering:

Unidentified Deceased White Female
Case #: (blank?)
NIC# : U525171945
Body found on October 26, 1991
Estimated date of death: Early October 1991
Estimated age: 17-19 years
Sex: Female
Race: Caucasian
Height: 4’10-5’2
Weight: 95-110 lbs
Hair: Light brown to dirty blonde, (may have been bleached or dyed)
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: A Bengal tiger going down the lateral portion of the
left calf
Other: Pierced ears, 4 holes in the left ear.
Circumstances: On October 26, 1991 a white female was discovered in a wooded area off of Route 94, Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ. This area is at an exit off Interstate 80 near the Delaware Water Gap.
X-rays and dental charts are available for comparison.
Artist sketch of the victim:
Additional photos:

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 Will Jones Jr.

Case# 72911-09
County: Cumberland
William Jones Jr.
Date of Last Contact: December 17, 1962
Date of Birth: March 5, 1959
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 3 feet tall
Weight: 30 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
William Ebenezer Jones Jr. was last seen on December 17, 1962 in his backyard in Vineland, NJ. He has a Giraffe-shaped vaccination scar on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a blue snowsuit with large silver buttons and tan high-top tennis shoes.

If you have any information, please contact Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212


The Missing Will Jamison

Case #: H25001-20
County: Union
William J. Jamison
Date of Last Contact: March 27, 1981
Date of Birth: April 29, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’9
Weight: 220 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Green
William Joseph Jamison was last seen on March 27, 1981 in Linden NJ. On this date, William was driving a 1981 Ford LTD Station Wagon with New Jersey plates 861-PKY. He has a scar on his chin and a scar on his right ear. Dental charts are available.

If you have any information, please contact the Union County Police Department at 908-654-9800 or the NJSP, Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, extension 2554.


The Missing Nick Zizzamia

Case #: 79-13004
County: Camden
Nicholas Peter Zizzamia
Date of Last Contact: May 12, 1979
Date of Birth: 10/30/1956
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’11
Weight: 290 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Nicholas Peter Zizzamia left his parents’ house in Cherry Hill on May 12, 1979, to attend a Villanova University graduation ceremony. He never showed up at the university. The vehicle Nicholas was last seen driving was found parked and locked behind a business in Cherry Hill.

If you have any information, please contact the Cherry Hill Township Police Department at 856-488-7828

The Missing Mario Saavedra

Case #: 08-28090
County: Hudson
Mario F. Saavedra
Date of Last Contact: April 11, 1986
Date of Birth: September 8, 1965
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 155lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Mario F. Saavedra was last seen on April 11, 1986 in Jersey City. He was a college student at a Jersey City State College when he was last seen going to a study group. He had told his family that he had been staying at a friends house. His vehicle was found abandoned in front of a pizza parlor in the neighborhood.

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

The Missing James Hires

Case #: 81-31428
County: Camden
James W. Hires
Date of Last Contact: October 17, 1981
Date of Birth: April 29, 1963
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’11
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
James William Hires was last seen on October 12, 1981, when he left his parents’ Cherry Hill home about 2:30 P.M. James had said he was going to pick up his brother. The vehicle James was driving was found on October 18, 1981 at the Philadelphia Airport. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, tan V-neck sweater, white pants and dress shoes. He has a scar on his left eye.

If you have any information please contact the Cherry Hill Township Police Department at 856-488-7828

The Missing Charlotte J. Loomis

Case #: 2011-6929
County: Monmouth
Charlotte J. Loomis
Date of Last Contact: September 1, 1972
Date of Birth: March 24, 1958
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’2
Weight: 115 lbs
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Charlotte J. Loomis was last seen on September 1, 1972, at her sister’s residence, which was stationed on Fort Monmouth in Eatontown. She was believed to have left Eatontown and traveled from Newark International Airport to Midland Bay City Saginaw International Airport in Saginaw, Michigan. Charlotte never arrived in Michigan. She has a scar on her forehead and previously broke an arm.

If you have any information, please contact Eatontown Police Department at 732-542-0100

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