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    NJ - Rosemary Calandriello, 17, Atlantic Highlands, 25 Aug 1969 *R. Zarinsky guilty*

    Rosemary Calandriello
    Missing since August 25, 1969 from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics

    Age at Time of Disappearance: 17 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'7"; 120 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Dark hair; dark eyes. Pageboy haircut, bushy, black eyebrows, and thick eyeglasses.
    Clothing: Wearing yellow shorts and sleeveless shirt. Barefoot.

    Circumstances of Disappearance

    Rosemary Calandriello was last seen on August 25, 1969, around 6 p.m, as she left her family's Center Avenue residence to go to the store, located only two blocks away.


    Describerd as a bookish girl, very shy, Rosemary had just turned 17 and only recently had gone on her first date. She was the youngest of four children, the only one still living at home, and her life pretty much revolved around school, Scouts and her family. Her parents were strict and Rosemary wasn't allowed out at night unless she was chauffeured by her parents. When she hadn't returned later that night, her mother went to the police.

    Four high school boys, neighbors and classmates of Rosemary, claimed they had seen her riding through town with a stranger the night of her disappearance. They had spotted Rosemary riding in a beat-up white Ford Galaxy convertible. They didn't recognize the older guy at the wheel. Based on their recollections, a composite sketch of the man and a description of the car, was released to the newspapers.

    Two days before Rosemary's disappearance, and at about the same time of day, two young girls had been walking along Center Avenue in Leonardo when a stranger in a white Ford with a black ragtop pulled up alongside them. The driver tried three times to pick the girls up, before they ran home and told one of their mothers about the incident.

    The mother then called the police and reported it. The daughter had memorized the car's license plate and had written it down. When investigators ran the plate number they found the car belonged to Robert Zarinsky.

    Robert Zarinsky, a former Linden grocer, was eventually convicted in Rosemary's death. For years after his conviction, Zarinsky insisted he'd never even met the teenager. He eventually admitted killing her "accidentally" by backing over her in his car. But he never told anyone what he did with her body.

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    Atlantic Highlands Police Department
    732-291-1212

    Source Information:
    NJ.com
    The Doe Network: Case File 2422DFNJ

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    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/2422dfnj.html

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/..._rosemary.html

    My casefile has a lot more detail.

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    Has anybody ever considered writing to Robert Zarinsky and asking him to please let somebody know where Rosemary's body is at? Maybe he'd have a change of heart and tell someone. He already admitted to killing her so he might as well let authorities know where he put her body.

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    Zarinsky, Robert; Inmate data

    SBI Number: 0000713894
    Sentenced as: Zarinsky, Robert
    Race: White
    Ethnicity: N/A
    Sex: Male
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Height: 5'8"
    Weight: 225 lbs.
    Birth Date: September 2, 1940
    Admission Date: April 23, 1975
    Current Facility: NJSP
    Projected Max Release Date: N/A
    Projected Parole Eligibility Date: N/A

    1 count/merged count of :
    2C:11-3 Murder
    Offense date: April 23, 1975
    Sentence date: April 23, 1975
    County of Committment: Monmouth
    Commitment order I 586-74
    Manditory Minimum term: None
    Maximum term: LIFE
    In custody date:
    April 23, 1975
    Currently In Custody
    No aliases available

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    https://www6.state.nj.us/DOC_Inmate/...?x=1020208&n=0

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    Robert Zarinsky told John Douglas he'd dumped Rosemary's body in the ocean. I've also heard a theory -- very plausible I think -- that he won't tell because there's more bodies besides Rosemary's at the burial site. The man is very probably a serial killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meggilyweggily View Post
    Robert Zarinsky told John Douglas he'd dumped Rosemary's body in the ocean. I've also heard a theory -- very plausible I think -- that he won't tell because there's more bodies besides Rosemary's at the burial site. The man is very probably a serial killer.

    With him being so close to the ocean it's very possible he did dump her body in the ocean. I wonder how many other bodies have been dumped in there over the years.

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    Hundreds. Probably thousands.

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    Bumping for Rosemary

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    <Hundreds. Probably thousands.>

    SO true!!

    Now how would Zarinsky dump her body in the ocean without a boat? Or did he have a boat? or borrow one? or would it be more likely that he dumped her off a bridge?

    You know.. since there are people specifically trained to search waterways (the ocean, lakes, canals, rivers) for bodies... I would think it would be a hobby.. even an obsession, of certain people. Can you imagine what you would find.. and the mysteries you would solve? I wonder if there are people who do this,, just on their own? I mean specifically.. to search areas where bodies/vehicles/evidence may have been dumped.. ESPECIALLY along bridges!!!!!!!!!! The most likely place that people have been dumped,, since you have need a boat. Don't you all think?? And, don't you think there's a lot of unexplored underwater territory out there?

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    The Coast Guard are the ones that search the water ways for dead bodies etc. I knew a lady this did that in and around New York She said it was a horrible job especially finding the bodies of dead children. She helped search for all of the dead bodies from flight 103. She suffers from PTSD now.Yes you would have to have a boat to dump the body and you'd have to get out into the ocean far enough so the tide wouldn't bring it back in to shore. Also there wouldn't be anything left of them after awhile I would think the fish would eat them. If Zarinsky lived around that area he knew how to get rid of dead bodies in the ocean. I am sure the Mob knows too LOL


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    Bumping case up... Remembering Rosmary, who was a Girl Scout.

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    Bumping this up for Rosemary

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    http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/s.../14.htmlRobert ZarinskyPrint Email Digg del.icio.us
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    This Is the End
    Javerbaum never expected Elizabeth Bernoskie to receive the full $9.5 million, but six months after the case had ended, Zarinsky still had not made even an initial payment.

    "Zarinsky was devastated," said Javerbaum. "He still harbored illusions of a life outside prison. That's why he made such a big deal about his money being stolen (from his trust). That was the money he was going to use to start his new life."

    So it was back again before Superior Court Judge Thomas Lyons.

    "He (Zarinsky) refused to turn over the details of his assists," said Javerbaum. "But using the help of investigators we found $154,000 in a T. Rowe Price fund in Baltimore, Md. He didn't have any friends or family left who could secret away an account for him."

    Judge Lyons demanded that Zarinsky turn the money over to Elizabeth Bernoskie, plus reveal any inside information remaining on the rest of his accounts.

    "I was then able to prosecute him to the maximum extent I could," said Javerbaum. "I even levied the money he had in his account in jail - $70."

    The Bernoskie's would receive approximately $300,000.

    Zarinsky's appeal in the civil case is still pending.

    "Then that will be the end of it...," said Javerbaum.

    Guzzi is not one to agree.

    "Don't forget Zarinsky's still the first person to be convicted of murder without a body," said Guzzi. "As long as her (Rosemary Calandriello's) body is out there, the Zarinsky tale has not ended."

    Guzzi paid a final jailhouse visit to Zarinsky in 1987.

    "It was my last day on the force and I wanted to find out where Rosemary was before I retired," said Guzzi. "But Zarinsky refused to see me."

    A few years later, Guzzi received a letter from Zarinsky, who wished Guzzi well and hoped that he was in good health.

    Guzzi shared the letter with Court TV's Crime Library.

    "It's been 25 years since 1969," Zarinsky wrote. "And I was hoping that the old adversarial roles we had a quarter of a century ago might now be discarded and replaced by mutual friendship in the future." He went on to speak of poor health, regretting his crimes, and wanting to die at home rather than in prison. He wrote that he wanted to now work on the side of the law and asked Guzzi to help him get a supervised release from prison.

    He also asked for Guzzi's home phone number and permission to call him collect.

    "I replied, 'No, thank you,'" said Guzzi. "He never said one thing about Rosemary. Or whether he was going to bring me to Rosemary. Not one thing. The only thing he was worried about was getting his arse out of jail."

    To this day, Guzzi still hopes to "find out where Rosemary is buried."

    Jakubiec sympathizes with Guzzi, whom he credits for keeping interest in Zarinsky alive after his initial acquittal in the early 70s.

    "I really thought we were going to recover her body during the Bernoskie investigation," said Jakubiec. "I could not understand why he wouldn't give us Rosemary. My whole selling point to him was..., 'Look, you're convicted so you can't be re-tried,' but the bottom line with Zarinsky, and this is my opinion, Zarinsky thinks with her body he still has a good chance of getting out of jail tomorrow."

    Pfeiffer offers a different theory.

    "Do you know why Zarinsky never gave up her body?" said Pfeiffer. "And I can't prove this, but I think the reason why is you'd find other bodies there. Why else would he keep this secret for so long?"

    Zarinsky has been eligible for parole two times - in 1988 and 1991 - but was spurned by the New Jersey State Parole Board on each occasion.

    "The parole board wanted him to admit his role in the Calandriello killing and to show some remorse," said Benedict, referring to the latter hearing. "That's when he changed his story and said that he had accidentally run Rosemary over."

    Jakubiec heard the story as well, directly from Zarinsky: "He said he took her to a lover's lane someplace in the Highlands. He bought her some kind of brandy. She got really drunk and got out of the car to go to the bathroom and he backed up over her. That's his story. Then he sticks her in the trunk and he doesn't know what to do with her. He starts driving around."

    The parole board ordered Zarinsky to begin psychiatric care, but he declined.

    No further hearings have been scheduled.

    Most people involved with the case believe that Zarinsky will "never see the light of day," but Pfeiffer, for one, is not quite so sure.

    "He got a 98 year sentence, but you don't serve the full 98 years," said Pfeiffer. "He's a model prisoner from what I hear. So there's always the possibility that he could be paroled. It all boils down to the question of where Rosemary Calandriello's body is..."

    Benedict counters with a story about "the tape," which he told to Court TV: "His wife stayed with him for years. She ultimately decided to move on and asked him for a divorce. She taped the conversation with him. The parole board has a copy. It starts with him talking about how great she's been, how she's the one steady thing in his life, and that he loves her, and that he doesn't want her to leave him. But she's very firm. When he finally realizes that the sweet talk isn't working it's like he becomes a different person. He makes threats on that tape...like when he gets out he'll crush her head like a grape...some comment about knowing people in the facility who would cap her in a garage somewhere for a carton of cigarettes. But his voice...it's...it's...chilling...it's beyond chilling. When I heard it I said, 'This is scary stuff...' Can you imagine a parole board letting this guy out? When you listen to that tape you realize he's two different people."



    Robert Zarinsky, Prison ID
    Zarinsky still has 68 years left on his sentence.

    "I'd like to think he's never getting out, but...you know how things are today. You never know," said Guzzi. "Let's hope he dies there."

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