A new Select It Sunday for the first time in over a month

Selected by blog commenter Michael (not my boyfriend): Rosemary Calandriello, missing from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey since August 25, 1969. She had just turned seventeen years old and was quite sheltered for that age: according to this article she was still afraid of the dark and had only recently gone on her first date.

What happened to Rosemary is no mystery: she was murdered by suspected serial killer Robert Zarinsky. In fact, this case would be the first murder-without-a-body conviction in the state of New Jersey. For years Zarinsky would claim he never met Rosemary and had no idea what happened to her, but at one of his parole hearings he told a (rather unlikely in my opinion) story of accidental death. He didn’t make parole. He died in prison in 2008, while under indictment for another murder. His own sister thinks he may have killed as many as ten people.

Atlantic Highlands is right on the ocean and I wonder if Zarinsky took Rosemary’s body out to sea. We’ll probably never know.

One thought on “A new Select It Sunday for the first time in over a month

  1. Peter Henderson Jr. November 16, 2014 / 6:29 am

    I have always wondered if Robert Zarinsky was responsible for the murder of Atlantic Highlands Jane Doe found on 12/10/88 in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. The estimated year of her death, 1973 to 1975, fit’s the timeframe when he was active.

    For whatever reason Rosemary Calandriello is not listed on this Jane Doe’s NamUs rule out list, however her DNA and dental records are in file and presumably been compared.

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