Tag Archive for ‘Mystery’

The Missing Will Jones III

Case# 72911-09
County: Cumberland
William Jones III
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 Jones was last seen on December 17, 1962 in his backyard on Taylor Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey at about 1:00 p.m. He was playing with his two year old sister and the family dog while his mother watched through the window from inside. William’s mother went into a bedroom to check on her other son, and when she came out, her daughter was standing in the doorway, holding a plastic poinsettia flower. She stated William had given it to her and that a man had taken William.
Family and friends launched an immediate search of the neighborhood, but found no sign of the child and called the police after an hour of searching. William has never been heard from again. At the time of his disappearance, he was carrying a dime his mother had given him.
William did not have very good verbal skills in 1962. He loved dogs and had been given a puppy shortly before he vanished.
He has a Giraffe-shaped vaccination scar on his left arm. He was last seen wearing a blue snowsuit with large silver buttons with a matching hat and tan high-top tennis shoes with yellow laces. He goes by the nickname “Billy.”
Both of Williams parents are now deceased, but his younger sister is still alive and hopes he may be found one day.





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

Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/4570?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/william-ebenezer-jones-iii
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=738&type=mp

The Missing William 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 the night of March 27, 1981 in Linden NJ. (some reports say Roselle Park, New Jersey.) He left his home in the Colfax Manor Apartments in the 600 block of St. Georges Avenue after working a regular shift at his job in Kenilworth, driving his company car, a dark blue 1981 Ford LTD Station Wagon with New Jersey plates 861-PKY. He was employed by Haug Die Casting Co. at the time. William was wearing a dark brown suede coat, a blue or white Oxford dress shirt with dress slacks and dress shoes. He was also wearing a watch. first went to a bowling alley on Stiles Street after departing his home, and then to St. George’s Diner. He left the diner at approximately 1:30 a.m. and neither he nor the car has ever been seen again. Roselle park authorities are handling this investigation.
William is originally from Pennsylvania, and he is one of ten children. He graduated from Temple University in Pennsylvania in 1969 with an accounting degree. He is a decorated United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He has an inch-long scar on his chin and a half-inch scar on his right ear. His nickname is Bill. He wears a 6 1/2 in shoes, which is a small size for his height. Dental charts are available online. Williams case remains unsolved.





If you have any information, please contact the Roselle Park Police Department at 908-245-2300 or the NJSP Missing Persons Unit at 609-882-2000, extension 2554.


Sources:
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/1228?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/william-joseph-jamison
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=70548&type=mp

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 drive to Villanova University in Pennsylvania to pick up tickets for their graduation ceremony on May 12. He was a senior accounting major at the university at the time. He never showed up at the university. When his parents attended the ceremony, their son was not there. He has never been heard from again. The vehicle Nicholas was last seen driving was found parked and locked behind his father’s business, a barbershop on Grove Street, in Cherry Hill, on May 15, three days after his disappearance. Nothing suspicious was found inside the car. He was last seen wearing a tan sweater with blue jeans and white sneakers.
Nicholas never used his driver’s license, his Social Security number or his credit card after his disappearance.
One theory that has been brought forward was that Nicholas may have committed suicide or left on his own accord; his friends stated he was unhappy with his life and had spoken about wanting to vanish.
Nicholas was an only child. His parents hired a private detective to try and find him, but without success. His mother died in 2003 and his father died in 2012. His case remains unsolved.


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

Sources:
https://charleyproject.org/case/nicholas-peter-zizzamia
ttps://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/9874
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1609&type=mp

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 20 years old when he was last seen by his mother on April 11, 1986 in Jersey City. He was a college student at Jersey City State College when he was last seen going to a Bible study group. He had later called his family to tell them that he was planning on staying at a friends house. He never came home. His vehicle was found abandoned in front of a pizza parlor in the neighborhood. Mario has an undisclosed medical condition. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with maroon athletic pants and a pair of white athletic shoes. He has a vertical scar on his left cheek.

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

Sources:
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1263&type=mp
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/1239?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/mario-f-saavedra

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 and discoloration on his left knee.

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


Source:
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=652&type=mp
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/9876?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/james-william-hires

The Missing Charlotte Jean Loomis

Case #: 2011-6929
County: Monmouth
Charlotte Jean 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. She was making her way back home to her parents who lived in Detroit. Charlotte never arrived in Michigan, although her luggage did. She has a scar on her forehead and previously broken arm.

Age Progression


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


Sources:
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=13900&type=mp
https://charleyproject.org/case/charlotte-jean-loomis
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/6309?nav

The Missing Charles Teets

Case #: 87-161796
County: Burlington
Charles G. Teets
Date of Last Contact: February 1, 1987
Date of Birth: May 3, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 6 ft.
Weight: 200lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue

Age progression Above


Charles G. Teets was last seen on February 1, 1987 in Mount Laurel. He has a scar on his right hand. He also has a full beard. He was born in Michigan. There are few details in his case.

If you have any information, please contact the Mount Laurel Township Police Department at 856-234-1414

Sources:
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people/
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1398&type=mp
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/11003
https://charleyproject.org/case/charles-george-teets

The Missing Bonita Karen Sanders

Case #: 114-86
County: Atlantic County
Bonita Sanders
Date of Last Contact: September 14, 1986
Date of Birth: September 17, 1984
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 2’6
Weight: 30 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown


According to her mother, who is also named Bonita, Bonita Karen Sanders was last seen on September 14, 1986 strapped in a stroller on her front porch in the Virginia Court Apartments in the 900 block of Baltic Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey at 6:00 p.m. She was eating a popsicle and Bonita’s other children were playing outside at the time.
Bonita claimed that she looked outside at approximately 7:00 p.m and discovered her daughter had disappeared from her stroller. Bonita claimed she searched Baltic Avenue and the surrounding streets for Bonita Karen, but she was not located. She reported her daughter missing at approximately 8:30 p.m. The young girl has not been seen again.

Bonita Karen’s father, Abdul Salaam, was immediately eliminated as a possible suspect in his daughter’s case. He had been seeking custody of Bonita Karen at the time she vanished and was imprisoned on a robbery charge. He and Bonita were together for 8 years and Bonita had four children at the time, two of whom were Abdul’s. But the two were never legally married. Abdul has stated that he does not believe Bonita’s account of their daughters disappearance. There is a picture of Abdul Salaam posted above.
Allegedly, Bonita tried to abandon Bonita Karen at birth and also attempted to abandon another newborn after Bonita Karen disappeared. Bonita reportedly walked out of an Atlantic City hospital in 1984 and left Bonita Karen at the facility. She was not charged in that case, but Bonita did face charges when she gave birth to a son in October 1986, one month after Bonita Karen was last seen.
Bonita checked into Atlantic City Medical Center under the fake name “Laura Smith” to deliver, and was discharged on October 7, 1986. Bonita then left with her newborn son and took a cab to an Atlantic City bus terminal. She boarded a bus to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and left the baby lying face-down in a terminal restroom in Atlantic City, where he was rescued shortly after.
Bonita was sentenced to nine months in jail for endangering the welfare of child in January 1987 and her three other children were placed in foster homes. She was paroled after 5 months, but served another 15 months when she was arrested for shoplifting baby clothes while on parole.
The father of Bonita’s newborn son told authorities that she lied to him and told him she had an abortion when she was pregnant with the child. He did not know she had carried the baby to term and given birth until he was contacted by law enforcement. Bonita had three more sons after the one she abandoned in 1986.
The prosecutor in Bonita’s case told the court that she was uncooperative during the investigation into Bonita Karen’s disappearance. She provided false leads and also lied to authorities. Bonita evidently never inquired as to the status of her daughter’s case.
Abdul believes that his daughter was not abducted and has asked investigators to search the yard in the back of the Virginia Court Apartments for human remains. Authorities used cadaver sniffing dogs earlier in the case but could not locate any evidence in the area.
Abdul also stated that New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) was supposed to be checking on Bonita Karen’s well-being prior to her disappearance at his request. DYFS claims they arrived at the Sander’s residence, only to discover no one was home during their first visit. By the time DYFS prepared for a second attempt to see Bonita Karen, she had vanished.
Abdul Salaam still continues to search for his daughter.
In 2009, authorities began searching a wooded area in Pleasantville, New Jersey for Bonita Karen’s remains. Reportedly, Bonita’s best friend went to the police and said Bonita had buried her daughter there.
Nothing was recovered at the search site, and investigators discontinued their efforts after a week. A forensic anthropologist noted that given Bonita Karen’s age and the amount of time that has passed since her disappearance, it’s possible that even if her body had been there at one time, there would be no trace of it now.
Some law enforcement officials believe that Bonita Karen may have choked to death on the popsicle stick she was holding on the day of her disappearance and was buried somewhere off the family’s residence. There is however, no evidence to support this theory.
Bonita Karen’s disappearance remains unsolved and is still open. Police now believe she was never kidnapped, but died on the day she vanished.


If you have any information, please contact the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800

Sources:
https://nj1015.com/nj-event-aims-to-help-identify-and-locate-missing-people
https://www-lps.state.nj.us/NJSP_Amber/MissingPersonDetail.jsp?mp_id=1277&type=mp
https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/6622?nav
https://charleyproject.org/case/bonita-karen-sanders

The Nameless Bergen County Pt3

WARNING: some of the people listed in this article do indeed have post-mortem
photographs. Viewer discretion is advised.
(PART 3)

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 Bergen County (pt 3)
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/bergen/index.shtml
Unidentified Deceased Male
Case #: CH02-07 and H020502-31
NIC #: U460004403
Body found on March 24, 2002
Estimated date of death: unknown
Estimated age: 25- 45 years
Sex: Male
Race: Unknown
Height: 5’4-5’6
Weight: 145-155 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: unknown
Clothing: White collared dress shirt, short sleeve crew neck undershirt, cotton style pants, blue
dress socks. Mens shoes size 6-7.
Circumstances: The body of a male (race unknown) was found March 24, 2002 alongside the
Hudson River in Alpine, NJ
Photos:


Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 02-09
NIC #: U960003134
Body found on September 05, 2002
Estimated date of death: September 05, 2002
Estimated year of birth: 1947-1957
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’10-6’0
Weight: 205-215 lbs.
Hair: Gray
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: the victim has a 4×3 inch square shaped scar around his umbilicus and a vaccination scar on his upper left arm.
Clothing: The victim was wearing a jacket (size M), a white Fruit of the Loom shirt (size XXL),beige Polo shorts (size 42), a black belt, white “Marten Raj” socks, white Nike sneakers (size 13), and Fruit of the Loom underwear (size XXL)
Other: The victim has all 32 teeth present with no restorations. The victim was wearing a black Casio watch and had a black wallet with him.
Circumstances: On September 5, 2002, the victim jumped from the George Washington Bridge in Bergen County, NJ
Full X-rays are available for comparison.
No photos available.


Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: I040606
NIC #: U540018515
Body found on April 6, 2006
Estimated date of death: January 01, 2004
Estimated year of birth: 1940-1960
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’8-5’10
Weight: unknown
Hair: Light Brown/Blonde/Sandy
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: unknown
Clothing: unknown
Other: The victim had a collapsed vertebrae 8 with fusion, partially collapsed cervical vertebrae, bone fusion at left hip, left upper orbit has healed fracture, healed nasal bone fracture, and healed right rib fractures.
Circumstances: The victim was recovered on April 6, 2006 at the base of cliffs above Henry Hudson Drive in the Fort Lee section of Palisades Interstate Parkway in Bergen County, NJ.
Dental records and DNA are available for comparison.
Artist sketch of the victim:


Additional photos:
Notes: although there are pictures of two watches, it says nothing about it in the description, so maybe they were found nearby rather than the victim wearing them?


Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 2006-017212
NIC #: U540019110
Body found on August 23, 2006
Estimated date of death: January 01, 2006
Estimated year of birth: 1941-1961
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’5-5’7
Weight: 160-180 lbs.
Hair: unknown
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: unknown
Clothing: The victim was wearing one black sock and one black shoe (size 11 Triple E)
Other: The victim does have scar tissue in his abdomen and has full upper and lower dentures.
Circumstances: The victim was recovered on August 23, 2006 in the Passaic River in Fair Lawn, NJ
Clay Model of what the victim may have looked like:


Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: 2008-31052
NIC #: U930022424
Body found on October 1, 2008
Estimated date of death: unknown
Estimated year of birth: 1972-1989
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Hair: unknown
Eye color: unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: unknown
Clothing: unknown
Dental characteristics are available for comparison and are charted in NCIC.
Circumstances: The unidentified male was recovered on October 1, 2008 in Hackensack, NJ.
No photos available.


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 Nameless Bergen County Pt2

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 Bergen County. (part 2.) 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/bergen/index.shtml

Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: Ch8460
NIC #: U736032140
Body found on November 28, 1984
Estimated date of death: September 1, 1984
Estimated year of birth: 1958-1962
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’7-5’8
Weight: 125-135 lbs.
Hair: Blonde
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: None
Clothing: The victim was wearing red jockey shorts (size 28-30)
Other: The victim was very thin with a fragile build. His shoe size was a 7-8.
Circumstances: On November 28, 1984, the lower half of a body was found in Bergen County, New Jersey.
X-rays available.
No photos available.


Unidentified Deceased Black Female
Case #: CH86-35, 1652
NIC #: U225471528
Body found on September 8, 1986
Estimated date of death: September 4, 1986
Estimated year of birth: 1918-1921
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 5’6
Weight: 146 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Dentures in the upper jaw, but not in the lower jaw
Clothing: The victim was found wearing a white long sleeve sweater and red floral print blouse.
She was also wearing a red half slip and navy blue cloth shoes.
Jewelry: The victim was wearing a silver engagement ring, a gold ring, and a silver ring with raised stars. She was also wearing two silver and one gold hoop bracelets.
Other: There were bunions present on both feet
Circumstances: The victim’s body was found on September 8, 1986 in Hackensack, NJ.
Partial X-rays available.
No photos available


Unidentified Deceased White Male
Case #: CH8910
NIC #: U349699720
Body found on March 02, 1989
Estimated date of death: February 01, 1989
Estimated year of birth: 1938-1943
Sex: Male
Race: White
Height: 5’11
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Hazel
Scars, marks, tattoos: The victim had a seven inch scar on his left hand.
Clothing: The victim was not wearing any clothing when he was found.
Circumstances: The victim was found on March 2, 1989 in Overpeck Creek, Ridgefield, NJ.
Full X-rays, fingerprints and dental records are available for comparison.
No photos available.


Unidentified Deceased Black Female
Case #: 9011493 and H0259097
NIC#: U460001904
Body found on December 9, 1990
Estimated date of death: unknown
Estimated age: 50-60 years
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Height: 5’0-5’3
Weight: 140-180 lbs.
Hair: Brown/Gray
Eye color: Brown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Mole on upper lip below left nostril
Clothing: Victim was wearing purple knit jogging trousers, waist length nylon stockings, white girdle, white long underwear, brown wool socks with yellow trim, green/white halter (tube bra), a purple dress with zippered back, a red tee shirt and a wool glove. She was also wearing reddish colored fingernail polish and a clove of garlic was worn around her neck.
Jewelry: Copper colored metal rings with signs of the Zodiac worn on left ring finger.
Circumstances: On December 9, 1990, victim was found on the bank of the Passaic River in
North Arlington, Bergen County, NJ.
Artist sketch of the victim:


Unidentified Deceased White Female
Case #: CH92-34
NIC #: U580557069
Body found on July 19, 1992
Estimated date of death: July 18, 1992
Estimated year of birth: 1952-1962
Sex: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’1-5’3
Weight: 130-145 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eye color: Unknown
Scars, marks, tattoos: Scar on left forearm
Clothing: unknown
Circumstances: The victim was found on July 19, 1992 in Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ
Full X-rays are available for comparison.
No photos available.


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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