NY NY - Christa Belusko, 2, Staten Island, 20 September 1991


Martha Jean Lambert - Missing since 1985
Apr 6, 2018
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Christa was last seen with her mother at the Mount Airy Lodge in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania about a week prior to the disappearance date


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Oct 10, 2014
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this was her mother

when they notified her brother, he let them know she had a child. so this is when they figured out she is missing.


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Jul 7, 2018
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Staten Island authorities identified the woman killed in a murder that stumped investigators for decades. The identification of the victim — Christine Belusko, from Morris County, New Jersey — is the latest breakthrough in a cold case that occurred in 1991.

“This is a story about a brutal and depraved murder, depraved acts of violence that killed this young girl in her prime,” said Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon. “And the dumping of her body in a lonely and desolate field on the east shore of Staten Island exactly 31-and-a-half years ago.”

The perpetrator – who remains unidentified – bludgeoned, strangled and set Belusko on fire before discarding her body in the Ocean Breeze neighborhood on Sept. 20, 1991, police said Tuesday. Because police were unable to identify her with fingerprints or police sketches, Belusko became known by a scorpion tattoo on her right buttock.

The weapon found at the scene – a blood-stained hammer with the name ‘Loyd L’ scratched into the handle – also failed to lead to any suspects.


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Oct 21, 2009
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“We can never bring her [Christine] back, but we want Christa Nicole to know, and her family, that she was never forgotten,” District Attorney Michael E. McMahon said during a press conference Tuesday.

“We continue to make efforts to locate Christa Nicole, so we can let her know who her mother was and what has been done in this case,” McMahon added.

Belusko, of Morris County, was first identified in April 2021.

In June of 2021, her brother was informed of his sister’s death. That’s when prosecutors learned she had a daughter.

Prosecutors showed an age-progression photo of Christa Nicole that was created by the FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Christa Nicole was born on Aug. 1, 1989 at Barnert Memorial Hospital in Paterson. She is currently 33 years old.

“We are seeking the public’s assistance in solving the homicide and determining the whereabouts of Christa Nicole,” said Dave Nilsen, chief of the district attorney’s Detective Investigators Squad.''