FREEHOLD, New Jersey — New evidence has linked a suspected New Jersey serial killer to a 50-year-old cold case in which a high school girl’s body was found naked and battered.
Monmouth County prosecutors and New Jersey State Police announced the breakthrough DNA findings Wednesday.
Robert Zarinsky, of Linden, was serving a life term in state prison for murdering Rosemary Calandriello, a 17-year-old Atlantic Highlands, when he died in November 2008.
Now, DNA evidence has connected Zarinsky to the murder of another teenager, 18-year-old Mary Agnes Klinsky, whose body was found in 1965. Klinsky died of blunt-force trauma; her body showed signs of sexual assault and her skull was riddled with fractures.
A Garden State Parkway maintenance crew found the Raritan Township High School senior’s naked body face down under a guardrail near what is now Exit 116.
Zarinsky was about to stand trial in the 1968 murder of a third girl, 13-year-old Jane Durrua, whose body was found in a North Middletown field, when he died of cystic fibrosis.AlertMe