My sister was best friends with Jeanette. The police did come to our home and talk to her about the case. We were all devastated about Jeanette's murder.
I saw Jeanette during the time she went missing. I lived on Summit road in Mountainside and remember seeing her getting out of a white or beige colored car (4 door car). She was dropped off at the corner of Wyoming Drive and Summit road. I was so scared and remember trying to be totally sure it was her that I was seeing. I called out her name 4 or 5 times. She was across the street walking with her head down starring straight at the ground the entire time. Despite my calling her name, she never looked up and over at me. I thought that was really odd. I started calling out to my sister, all the while keeping my eyes on her. She kept her head fixed down looking straight at the ground and never acknowledged me or anything else for that matter. When she was out of my sight, I ran into my parents home, up the stairs to tell my sister. She was shocked and started running down the stairs with me to look out and down the street. She was gone. I think my sister called Jeanette's mom. That may have been why I remember the police at our home. But I never spoke with them when they were there. I graduated JDRHS in 1978. I went to the catholic grammar school with the DePalma family. When Jeanette died I was 12 years old in 6th grade.