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    Unhappy NJ - Wendy Sue Wolin, 7, Elizabeth, 8 March 1966

    Wendy Sue Wolin Wendy-Sue-Wolin-1.jpeg

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...ater_7-ye.html

    March 8, 1966

    It was a sunny March 8, around 4 p.m., when Wendy and her mother, Shirley Fleischner, planned to leave their apartment. According to police records, Shirley told her daughter to wait at the corner of Irvington Avenue and Prince Street while she got her car from the rear parking lot..On that sunny afternoon in the heart of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a man walked up to the 7 year old Wendy Sue Wolin, crouched down, and thrust a knife into her stomach. She doubled over and cried out, telling onlookers that the man had punched her. Several bystanders picked up the young girl and rushed her to a fire station across the street.

    No one thought to follow the assailant as he shuffled down the sidewalk.


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    Elizabethan girl’s murder still unsolved after nearly 50 years
    November 19, 2013
    By Nicole Malczan



    The man stabbed her, striking both her ribs and her stomach, where his knife lacerated her liver. It is believed that a hunting knife was what caused the fatal injuries. The knife was located the next day, but no fingerprints were found on it...

    According to Mooney, the stabbing was hardly random, as the man who stabbed Wolin had been in contact with other young women before he stabbed Wolin. People sensed that he wasn’t an Elizabeth resident and may have just been passing through that day. A bus driver had even sworn at the time that the man came from New York City on a bus that day. - See more at: http://www.elizabethinsideout.tv/eli....XzPGlZoW.dpuf

    A Tip Yields Fresh Clues To a Killer
    The New York Times
    By JOHN SULLIVAN
    Published: October 25, 1995

    The woman who witnessed the stabbing, and who demanded that she not be identified, said she was walking with her niece about 20 feet in front of Wendy when a large man wearing a dark corduroy coat and a blue or gray fedora hat approached her and asked for directions.


    "He asked me 'How do you get downtown?' Then he walked past me, and I turned around and I looked for my niece. And I saw him bent over this little girl," the woman said. "I said to the little girl 'What is the matter?' She said 'He punched me, the man punched me."


    The woman said she did not realize the girl had been stabbed. But because Wendy was obviously in pain, she brought her to a nearby firehouse.
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    Am I the only one who finds it odd that the mother told her to go outside and wait on a specific corner while she went to get the car? Why not just have the girl walk with her to the car?

    I'm not attacking the victim's family, here. But my first thought was that the mother set it up to get rid of the child.

    Probably not the case at all, but it's the first thing that came to mind.
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    Broad daylight
    Offender walking down the street, talking to people walking by
    Picks the one Lone girl
    Stabs her once and walks away

    I would think your looking at an offender who's mentally ill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakwoman View Post
    Am I the only one who finds it odd that the mother told her to go outside and wait on a specific corner while she went to get the car? Why not just have the girl walk with her to the c
    I'm not attacking the victim's family, here. But my first thought was that the mother set it up to get rid of the child.

    Probably not the case at all, but it's the first thing that came to mind.
    Actually, at the time, no, I don't think it would have been considered odd behavior on the part of her mother at all. Nowadays, yes, it might be somewhat suspicious. But then, no.

    I agree with RichKelly, this is probably someone who's mentally ill. I would also think this person has assaulted people again, either before or after.
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    Agree Mom. 1966 was a lot safer than today.
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    Who wore a fedora in 1966? They pretty much went out of style in the mid 50s when Elvis came along. Even Sinatra was wearing a trilby by the late 50s and JFK had given up on all hats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichKelly View Post
    Broad daylight
    Offender walking down the street, talking to people walking by
    Picks the one Lone girl
    Stabs her once and walks away

    I would think your looking at an offender who's mentally ill
    My thoughts exactly!

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    Google maps - Irvington Ave & Prince St, Elizabeth, NJ

    My dad had a business down the street on Morris Ave until 1969. Kean College is between my dads old business and where she was killed. Back then; Elizabeth was a whole different town; pretty safe for a "city"..

    I grew up not too far from here in 1967; next town over. I used to ride my bike by myself around the block at 4 or 5. We lived off a main busy street that went to Elizabeth. We used to catch the bus to go to Elizabeth on that street; I was as young as 3rd grade.

    Back then; there were a lot of immigrants that had just come over from Europe in the late 50's; early 60's. While Fedora's may not have been popular elsewhere; it's very possible people were still wearing them here.


    A Tip Yields Fresh Clues To a Killer By JOHN SULLIVAN Published: October 25, 1995
    The woman who witnessed the stabbing, and who demanded that she not be identified, said she was walking with her niece about 20 feet in front of Wendy when a large man wearing a dark corduroy coat and a blue or gray fedora hat approached her and asked for directions.

    "He asked me 'How do you get downtown?' Then he walked past me, and I turned around and I looked for my niece. And I saw him bent over this little girl," the woman said. "I said to the little girl 'What is the matter?' She said 'He punched me, the man punched me."

    The woman said she did not realize the girl had been stabbed. But because Wendy was obviously in pain, she brought her to a nearby firehouse.

    "She was doubled over, like she had a pain in her stomach. But she had a coat on. It wasn't until she opened the coat that we saw the blood. There was so much blood," the woman said. "Here was this innocent little girl. An innocent victim, totally innocent, with her whole life ahead of her. And it was just taken away."

    Most of the Elizabeth police force was mobilized to search for the attacker. The Police Director, Patrick J. Maloney, who was deputy chief at the time, said officers interviewed hundreds of potential witnesses. Mr. Maloney said that the police soon discovered that two other young girls had also been stabbed in the same area that day, though neither of those girls died.

    "We thought he might have gotten on public transit at the time," Mr. Maloney said, "so we canvassed the bus drivers. We went through every mental hospital or mental clinic on the East Coast. We never turned up anything other than the original description."

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    Bumping for updates. Interesting that according to this:

    Two other girls were attacked shortly before Wendy was:


    Senseless Killing of 7 Year Old Still Haunts 50 Years Later


    March 8, 1966, downtown Elizabeth. Seven year old Wendy Wolin was outside the apartment where they lived at Irvington Avenue and Prince Street. IT was 4pm when a stocky white male wearing a dark corduroy coat and a blue or gray fedora approached the young girl. He was described as having white hair and being in his forties. He was around six feet tall and may have weighed around two hundred plus pounds. Witnesses reported that he crouched down and punched the girl in abdomen.

    Wolin supposedly let out a cry as the mystery killer wandered off. When people went over to help her, they realized that she was in fact stabbed. Hours later, she would die at the hospital. Around the time of her murder, two other schoolgirls were assaulted minutes earlier within a mile of the Wolin crime scene. Hundreds of people were interviewed and questioned. But no arrests were ever made.

    Decades later, a potential suspect was identified but never arrested. It still remains one of New Jersey's most infamous cases. It is likely that whoever committed this murder may have attacked other children in other parts of the country. If you have any information about this case, please contact the Elizabeth, New Jersey police at 908-352-5216.

    Taken from:

    http://www.ctcoldcases.com/newjersey2.html

    Another article on Wendy's case:

    http://kidnappingmurderandmayhem.blo...-daylight.html

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    A You Tube radio show with the New Jersey police captain who has reopened Wendy's case can be found here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_etxvlerFc

    Starts at 12:14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch View Post
    A You Tube radio show with the New Jersey police captain who has reopened Wendy's case can be found here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_etxvlerFc

    Starts at 12:14

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    My feeling is that this was an assault and murder by a deranged man who was probably institutionalized at various points in his life. It is possible that he was a resident at a half-way house or mental-health facility on that tragic day for Wendy. I think he had a pass to be off the grounds that day, and could have boarded a bus. If you follow Wendy's case, a bus driver swears that he saw someone matching the suspect's description getting on his bus very early on the morning of March 8th, 1966.

    I think in his sick mind he sought to hurt some girls that day. I think the suspect hated woman. I think this same person is responsible for the previous assaults on the other woman, before Wendy was stabbed like a half-hour to an hour later. Too coincidental for this to not be anything but the same nut. I believe at the end of the day, he boarded the bus or car, and got out of town and went back to his halfway house or institution as if nothing had happened. Thankfully, no crimes like this before or since Wendy's case, involving someone just getting stabbed and a suspect walking away had occurred elsewhere in the USA, and I think they checked Canada as well.

    They checked out halfway houses and mental health facilities all over the USA, and I think Canada as well. But remember, that the suspect, although he had a very striking feature of extremely pale white skin, we don't really know how much the Fedora hat he was allegedly wearing covered his face. However, the skin complexion and the apparent White hair are very distinguishing characteristics. I also think that if Wendy had said, "I've been stabbed" as opposed to "I've been punched" that the suspect would have been pursued more vigorously shortly after this happened. Reports are that at some point between the 4:00PM to 4:30PM time frame after the stabbing, a motorcycle cop tried to chase down the suspect, but he got away. I think there was another guy that chased him down, either this guy saw the attack on Wendy, or the assault on the other girls, and the suspect ran into a Woolworths store and seemingly out the back door.

    Does anyone know how far the hospital was from the fire station, and why Wendy was not taken there in the first place? I learned that an ambulance had been summoned, but was not used. I think the police brought Wendy from the firehouse to the hospital.

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    This whole affair is so bizarre. It sort of reminds me of the Betsy Aardsma case 3 years later.
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    wow this is so random.
    It is kinda weird the mother specifically told her to stand there and wait and she happened to get stabbed but i guess thats my 2015 brain that knows how messed up people are these days.
    it could just have been a wrong place at wrong time situation.
    If she wasnt there it could have been that other womans niece he stabbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindamichelle1 View Post
    wow this is so random.
    It is kinda weird the mother specifically told her to stand there and wait and she happened to get stabbed but i guess thats my 2015 brain that knows how messed up people are these days.
    it could just have been a wrong place at wrong time situation.
    If she wasnt there it could have been that other woman's niece he stabbed.
    There's so much random stuff here, but some patterns as well:

    It's been awhile since I listened to the radio show link above with the police Captain who has an on-going investigation into Wendy's case. One striking bit of information was he said a little over a year before Wendy was killed, an elderly couple named "Rubinstein" was stabbed to death coming home from grocery shopping by an intruder in their home.

    About a year before Wendy was killed she lived with her grandparents something like a few blocks away or something like that from where this elderly couple had been killed. The name of the grandfather's family was "Rubinstein!" The detective has always had some kind of suspicion that Wendy's death by this unknown suspect could have been linked to a mafia hit gone bad. He says in the interview that "The Italian mafia would never kill children with families." The Russian mafia he says, "would not care about Children in families, he says that they would kill if you crossed them. I may not have the time-frame above exact, I heard the interview like a year ago, so it is hard to remember. If the suspicions are true, it would seemingly make this part of the case less "random."

    I personally think this attacker was someone who had a pass to be off the grounds that day from a mental-health facility. (Called a mental institution back in those days.) He was probably not from the area. Remember that a bus driver swears that he saw this guy in the early morning hours of March 8th, 1966. The witness to Wendy being stabbed claims that this unknown assailant asked, "How do I get downtown?" than moments later this poor little girl is stabbed and the assailant walks away like nothing had happened.

    Even to this day, as I understand, a set-up for this kind of assault has never been reported anywhere else in the USA or Canada where you have someone alone on a street corner, someone just walks up, bends down, and walks away without saying a thing. This case made national news and even expanded to Canada, maybe other countries as well. This was a huge case at the time.

    One also has to wonder if Wendy's life could have been saved had she said, "He stabbed me.", which is what really happened, not "he punched me." There is no doubt in my mind that the other young girls he assaulted, tried to, or any other reports that day of girls being hurt in that area were committed by this same person. This suspect hated women, and today, probably would have been followed, arrested, and successfully prosecuted for his crimes. The other thing was that Wendy's Mother Shirley, was very protective of her daughter, and this had been the first time she was allowed to go to the corner by herself. The investigator at the above link remembers that Wendy had to "beg" her to allow this. He says that "Shirley never let Wendy out of her sight."

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