The Enduring Mystery Of Beverly Jarosz

Jan 18, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Free Times

“Monday, December 28, Bev and I got up about 8:30, 9 o'clock. We had breakfast and then washed dishes from the night before.”

Looking back, it seemed that Beverly Jarosz had sensed that Death wanted her. A vague sense of impending danger first stirred in the summer of 1964, around the time the 16 year old received an anonymous present ... via Free Times

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I do believe all her immediate family is alive. They still live in Ohio, but not in Garfield. It's truly one of the most bazzar cases I have known. I couldn't even begin to imagine how the family has dealt with this hideous murder all these years. God Bless them.
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All of Beverly's immediate family are alive and live in Ohio.
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I bought the Jarosz house a year ago...and remember this case very well. I was in 3rd grade and lived on Oakpark Blvd. I agree that all our Moms, who stayed at home, did watch over us when we were outside playing. Someone had to see something.

My older neighbors, who lived here during that tragic murder have talked to me about the case.
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Annie, you're right about the weather. I just checked the Press and found the weather forecast. The weather was very mild. 50s. A little drizzle and cloudiness but that's it. For sure some kids had to be outside messing around. I would agree with a possible robbery, but you got the three ropes. I do wonder if the Jaroszs had a party line. For sure the killer knew she'd be coming home w/o Carol. BUT HE FOR SOME REASON DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT BARB COMING OVER. The key Carol lost, is bothersome. In the Dark-- Did you buy the home directly from the Jarosz family? I ask because it would be interesting to know if there was only a downstairs telephone, or if there was also one upstairs. I also did a mapblast of the area.(I grew up in Northfield, but all my relatives lived in Garfield, Oak Park, Southern Ave, etc. and it's been a long time since I've been back there) I was AMAZED AT THE CLOSE PROXEMITY OF ALMOST EVERYONE INVOLVED. DOROTHY AVE (Grandmother's house)IS ABOUT 1 1/2 MILES FROM THORNTON. Raymond Ave, where Margie Gorney lived, a mile away. Boyfriend, less than a mile. Oak Park, where Barb lived, about a mile. Everyone is wondering where Bev is at, and rather than one of these people going over there, they instead call Mr. Jarosz whose company was about 20-25 minutes away leave work to check. I'm at a lost trying to figure that one out.
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Mac Where did her boyfriend live close enough to know the neighborhood It was said the killer went out the back door Mccracken road is the next street over How long where the ropes?I don't understand why the long wait before the concern for Bev either, knowing about the gifts and the phone calls and her fears after Barb left after knowing she was upstairs & not answering something is wrong. In the dark do any of the older neighbors have any ideas? With the weather being mild screen doors would be the only doors closed if you got kids outside some knows something.
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Roger lived on the other side of Turney on 100th St. About a mile away. The detectives say the total length of the rope was about 36 inches, cut into three lengths. Barb states she waited approx. 6 minutes. So for 6 minutes, NO ONE drives down Thorton, no one looks out a window, no one is checking their mail box, or the kids or taking out the trash. Almost impossible, don't you think? Perhaps it felt like 6 minutes to Barb and perhaps she waited only a few minutes, therefore lessens the prospects of someone noticing anything. The scent the dogs follow, STOP on McCracken, the road right behind Thorton.
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i've been keeping up with this case because i just can't even imagine the cops don't have any dna or won't exhume her body for dna under nails etc..maybe the guy had gotten a ride thats why the trail ends...but if he had blood on him...who would have given him a ride....i just think the police have to know more than they are saying.
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As far as exhuming Bev's body, it's unknown. It could be the family doesn't want to endure reliving the funeral again, only to find out, nothing results from doing it. The guy could of had his OWN car parked on McCracken. There's always a possibility the police deliberately kept some key information from the press so the killer and they would be the only ones to know about that key information.
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I also think the police have more clues then they are saying.he kid in the back of her house claims to have been working on his car at the time of the murder yet he saw and heard nothing how did the killer get past him? The detective then said rogers story had some elements that bothered them and his alibi was weak he claims to been home sick.still it was someone close enough to let in if thats what happened or he could have been hiding How did he clean up?
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Annie, the info about the weak alibi and the kid washing his car, was that in the Press or Dealer? My Press coverage only goes up to Jan 18th. I just ordered copies of the PD the other day, so will be a few days before I get them. After I had re read the Press again last week, I feel the killer was waiting for Bev and most likely upstairs, as there was no sign of a struggle downstairs and the fact that Mrs. Vanek only Theorizes Bev got off the phone with her because she thinks Barb must of been knocking at the door. I could be wrong though.
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The kid in the back and rogers alibi was in the book serial killers apprentice.Took a ride today on mccracken how someone not see him on such a busy street unless he was known in that area so no one gave him a second thought he just blended in.How do you get them from the PD. Was the side screen door locked or not when her father came home some say it was unlocked. I still can't get the press papers.
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I have some information that needs to be brought to the attention of the detectives on this case. I have several questions that I could use help with...WHY WAS PAUL KLONOWSKI BROUGHT UP AS A PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CASE? WHAT HAPPENED TO ROGER MC NAMARA THAT WAS REPORTED TO BE HER BOYFRIEND? DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THESE PEOPLE HAD NORMAL LIVES AS THEY AGED? RE:Marriage/kids/good jobs...etc. BARBARA KLONOWSKI'S MOTHER STILL ALIVE? DID ANYONE KNOW HER BESIDES HER TEACHING PIANO? RE: anger issues/dominance issues/not the typical wife/mother. DID ANYONE KNOW BARBARA KLONOWSKI>>>DURING THIS TIME PERIOD...PRETTY/POPULAR/anger issues...or not DID BEVERLY'S FATHER HAVE ANGER ISSUES OR STRICT ISSUES...there have been many people thought he was the one...yet...wasn't he at work??? WHERE WAS BEVERLY'S MOTHER???AT WORK...SISTER???? DID EITHER OF THEM HAVE BAD TEMPERS OR ANGER ISSUES???

THE ROPE FACTOR MAY APPEAR THAT IT WAS FOR RAPE...THEY ARE USED DURING ROBBERY/BURGLARY ALL THE TIME TO TIE UP PEOPLE. MOST YOUNG FEMALES WOULD NOT KNOW HOW TO MAKE THAT KNOT....that said....the struggle Beverly had could have been by a female that was mentally out-of-it and had trouble containing Beverly...so do not close this as having to be male unless the police files have other info.

Robert Sackett and Carl Biegacki were the detectives on the case...how do I get in touch??

WHERE EXACTLY IS THIS STREET IN RELATION TO THE GARFIELD HEIGHTS AREA...near Maple Heights or Cleveland. The landmarks I remember are ST. PETER AND PAUL CHURCH...other end... HIGH SCHOOL I ATENDED IN 1964 NEAR MAPLE HEIGHTS AREA

THE JEWELRY AND THE PHONE CALL WERE VERY IMPORTANT IN THIS CASE...ANY PHONE CALLS INTO THAT RESIDENCE AND OUT OF THAT RESIDENCE WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE POLICE FILE.

SILVER JEWELRY BOUGHT AT AN UPSCALE JEWELER COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN TRACED BACK/COSTUME OR JUNK JEWELRY...A PROBLEM TRACING. THIS JEWELRY ALONG WITH ANY BOX/WRAPPING ETC. SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE EVIDENCE...but DNA WAS NOT AVAILABLE THEN.

SOMEONE MENTIONED BEVERLY HAD LONG NAILS...how did you know this?

THE POLICE DO NOT RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC ALL INFORMATION AND WILL USUALLY CHANGE FACTS SO THAT WHEN THE REAL CRIMINAL HAS TOLD THEIR STORY ONLY THE POLICE AND THIS PERSON WILL KNOW THIS FACT..so do not believe all that was released into the newspapers...that is what is good about this forum. PEOPLE HAVE HEARD THINGS OVER THE YEARS AND NOW ALOT OF IT MAKES SENSE...

THE MUSIC THAT WAS APPARENTLY COMING FROM THE BASEMENT VERY LOUDLY APPARENTLY WAS TO DISGUISE SCREAMS...Beverly was waiting since 1:00 PM (according to all accounts) for Barbara to appear. Barbara claims to have shown up around 1:25pm. This time is very critical. She was on the phone with her grandma that was cut short by someone at the door. NO ONE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD SEEMS TO HAVE SEEN ANYONE AT HER HOUSE BETWEEN 1PM AND 2 PM...is that correct? The person that commited this murder went into the basement to turn up the radio...if that is where the music was coming from. Beverly was not waiting for anyone but Barbara and then they were to meet up with another girl and all go shopping. ANY DELUSIONS THAT THIS WAS SOME KIND OF DATE THAT WENT WRONG DOES NOT RING TRUE HERE. She apparently had a college age boyfriend she saw the night before...she was waiting for LATE BARBARA TO SHOW UP AS SHE HAD A NECKLACE TO PICK UP AT A JEWLER. This was according to her mother/grandmother that Beverly said she received a call shortly after 12 pm it was ready. The STEPHEN STACKOWICZ CALL MAY OR MAY NOT BE IMPORTANT. Beverly apparently thought nothing of it...but remember...Beverly was to leave with Barbara at approx. 1 pm...I am asking you...DO YOU THINK SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN MURDERED IF BARBARA AND HER MOTHER SHOWED UP ON TIME??? The accounts were the person at the door showed up closer to 1:15 pm???
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The detectives apparently still think this person is alive. The facts would have this person in their 60's or older and may already be dead. ALL THE TECHNOLOGY WE HAVE TODAY SHOULD HAVE HAD THIS PERSON ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY...yet...nothing concrete on anyone. UNBELIEVABLE TO ME!

BLOOD ISSUE...the person may not have been wearing any clothes at all when this happened...may have had a towel to wipe down...kleenex/toilet paper would have been flushed down the toilet. A long coat would have covered any bloody clothes...could have used tub/shower/sink to clean up...so don't think someone is running down the street full of blood in the middle of the afternoon. It is important how far from the residence that the dogs stopped...means that person got into a vehicle...car/bus/truck etc

METER READERS/UTILITY WORKERS...my grandmother always had to let the GAS METER READER into the basement...is that the case here??? This person could have been working that day or was dressed like they were working and may have decided to commit a buglary or to visit BEVERLY...a possibility. WHO ELSE WOULD BE IN YOUR BASEMENT??...this seems where this began...and anyone thinking that this person was already in the house when Beverly got home could be correct...but...they would be in the basement for over 1 hour while she was in the house and maybe was trying to leave when she thought someone was at the door. The police apparently do not have fingerprints or blood on this person in the house for the suspects they think did it. The person left and either was wearing gloves or wiped off the prints. HARD TO BELIEVE NO HAIR OR FIBER IN THE HOUSE FROM THIS PERSON OR THERE IS BUT NOT ENOUGH TO CONVICT SOMEONE

EVERYONE PLEASE REMEMBER...this was a JACK THE RIPPER STYLE KILLING...this child had to endure many minutes of torture before she died. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE GLOOM THAT HER MOTHER SAID THEY FELT...if someone could enlighten me...were they referring to a STALKER SITUATION??? THE CALLS THEY APPARENTLY RECEIVED AT NIGHT HAVE TO BE IN THE POLICE FILE...that is why no one was ever really cleared in this case. Kids do stupid things as teenagers when it comes to the phone...this may have been a SO-CALLED FRIEND OF HERS..could be a family member of someone close to her as a stupid prank...etc...so...this could be important or not.

CORONER ...ACCORDING TO WHAT I HAVE READ ...PUTS THE TIME OF DEATH AT 1:28 pm or could be as late as 2:15pm...but feel it is closer to 1:30pm...WHO LEAVES A FRIEND THAT IS APPARENTLY IN DANGER??? BARBARA DID. That is a fact on record. She stated when she got there that real loud music was on and she heard a thump or moving of furniture. This was not Beverly and no one was supposed to be there but Beverly. BARBARA KNEW SOMETHING WAS WRONG/SHE WAS 1/2 hr. late ..some sites says she went into the mailbox(FEDERAL OFFENSE) and took mail out...did she say this to cover her looking for something that was sent and she was going to take?? SHE HAD NO WAY HOME...BUT CHOSE TO LEAVE INSTEAD OF STAYING TO CONTINUE TO KNOCK OR GOING TO A NEIGHBOR...SAYING BEVERLY IS IN DANGER...CALL THE POLICE...a 16 year old would have done that...this was a friend? I think not! THIS IS IF YOU BELIEVE HER STORY..
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NEVER LET THE SIZE OF A PERSON THAT IS VERY ANGRY MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT COULD NOT DO IT...MAN OR WOMAN OR CHILD...the point is...WHO WOULD BE THIS ANGRY AT BEVERLY..no so called serial killer in this area at this time...no one claimed anything was taken...no rape...why this tortureous killing?? ANY OF HER NEIGHBORS...SCHOOL FRIENDS...any information that you now remember the last year of her life...any bad comments after death or before death...I know she went to an all girl school so this eliminates alot of male attention...but girls talk and make comments...someone knows information that is important.

ANY NEIGHBORS REACTION STRANGE AFTER HER DEATH...any military or college person in that area just for the holidays...any person acting nervous in that area right after her death or disappears for awhile...
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HOW OLD WAS HER SISTER WHEN THIS HAPPENED? She claims she lost a key before this happened...is it possible she gave it to someone? DID SHE HAVE A LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH BEVERLY OR WERE THEY USUALLY AT ODDS WITH ONE ANOTHER?? During teen-age years if one thinks the other is getting all the attention they can harbor deep seeded resentment that one day will come out

ALL OF HER MALE COUSINS NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED..It seems that at leat one of them she did not care for...and he probably did not care for her...any neighbors that she may have gotten into an arguement with the last year of her life or if they gave her tooooooooooo much attention

I HOPE SOME ANSWERS APPEAR IN THIS FORUM...THIS WAS AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY/NOT JUST GARFIELD HEIGHTS
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Just for your information...it appears Barbara never got married...so that might tell you something about her mental and emotional balance. The norm for a woman her age would definately been married/kids...unless she likes women/fears men/fears any relationship. SHE LOOkS LIKE A HEAVY OLD MAID ACCORDING TO PICS I HAVE SEEN ON THE INTERNET...
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A few more things have come to mind...the male that drove her home needs an airtight alibi for his time after noon when she apparently arrived home. She probably told him of her plans and he may have decided to return after 1 pm. This person lives near the grandma and may have been very familiar with Beverly coming and going. The other male is the person that drove Barbara home. He needs an airtight alibi from 1 pm until 3 pm. ANOTHER ODD SITUATION..the male that said he was working on his car behind Beverly's house..he puts himself right there at that time and unless you have independent sightings of him always around his car he is a suspect just by being there..does anyone know the status of these 3 guys???????
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What does someones marital status have to do with their emotional or mental state? Raymond st is two blocks away, not a mile. Mcracken Rd was and still is a no parking zone. If the case has not yet been solved it never will be. As to the status of the "3 guys" two are dead and the other is a stripper in a gay bar in Akron. Now put out that joint, pull up your pants and FIND ANOTHER HOBY...
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The radio was not located in the basement. The radio was on a wooden pedastal piece of furniture in the living room at the base of the staircase going up to the girls' bedroom. It was a nice, rather new, large wooden style radio that had good speakers and could be turned up to a rather loud volume.
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As the old saying goes, Never say Never. Perhaps the killer is dead. Now it's just a matter of a relative or friend of the killer getting up the courage to come forward. Perhaps the killer on his death bed, will finally confess. Perhaps the killer's tormented mind will one day get the better of him and he himself will call or walk into the police station or commit suicide after leaving a confession. OR perhaps, one day the police will get the one anyomous phone call they've waited 47 years for.

McCracken Road is a no parking road, but...factthe remains the dogs lose the killer's scent on McCracken. Did the killer enter his home on McCracken? Did the killer "chance" parking in somone's drive? Or did the killer have a car or truck, I. E. mail truck, that he could get away with parking on the side of the road for a short time?

Correction: Dorothy Ave is one mile away from Thorton. Raymond Ave..4 miles away from Thoronton Ave.

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