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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.


Source: http://newjerseygirlmurders.org/cases.htm

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


Source:
http://newjerseygirlmurders.org/cases.htm

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:
https://www.njsp.org/unidentified/warren/index.shtml


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:



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 William 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

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