The Enduring Mystery Of Beverly Jarosz

The Enduring Mystery Of Beverly Jarosz

There are 1140 comments on the Free Times story from Jan 18, 2008, titled The Enduring Mystery Of Beverly Jarosz. In it, Free Times reports that:

“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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annie

Maple Heights, OH

#1045 Aug 27, 2014
Private is it safe to say the person Horrigan thought did it is the one departed? I wish the family could have justice and peace knowing the killer has been has been exposed. I can't begin to imagine the pain of this horrific crime going so long unsolved.
Otis

Cleveland, OH

#1046 Aug 27, 2014
annie wrote:
Private is it safe to say the person Horrigan thought did it is the one departed? I wish the family could have justice and peace knowing the killer has been has been exposed. I can't begin to imagine the pain of this horrific crime going so long unsolved.
Yes. I think so
PRIVATE

Chicago, IL

#1047 Aug 27, 2014
annie wrote:
Private is it safe to say the person Horrigan thought did it is the one departed? I wish the family could have justice and peace knowing the killer has been has been exposed. I can't begin to imagine the pain of this horrific crime going so long unsolved.
You are correct

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PRIVATE

Chicago, IL

#1048 Aug 27, 2014
Otis wrote:
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Yes. I think so
You are right
annie

Maple Heights, OH

#1049 Aug 29, 2014
Is it true stands of her hair was found on some shrubs in the back property line.
PRIVATE

Chicago, IL

#1050 Aug 29, 2014
annie wrote:
Is it true stands of her hair was found on some shrubs in the back property line.
Yes
Judy

Cleveland, OH

#1051 Aug 30, 2014
The one who Horrigan suspected is not the former neighbor who recently passed away, according to his nephew. From what I heard, he suspected her boyfriend. I don't know why the police just dismiss that Rehard could have done it when he confessed orally to a detective after his abduction of Donna Adkins. There is an article about this on the Internet. It is titled "A New Twist to an Old Tale", or something like that. I also read about it a while ago in the PD. I just wonder where the "evidence" disappeared to, and whether DNA could be compared.
annie

Maple Heights, OH

#1052 Aug 30, 2014
There was a kid washing his car about the same time she was killed if so how did he not see any thing and the kid a couple doors down got a lawyer along with his sister when the case was reopened and then Roger something not right there. Those 3 raises a flag. How could anyone have that much rage in them.
Judy

Cleveland, OH

#1053 Aug 31, 2014
Read the article on the Internet entitled "New Tale Adds Twist to Old Murder Case". It makes you wonder. Whoever killed her was so enraged! But why? I know she rejected Rehard, the fellow in the article I read. The neighbor who lawyered up and recently passed away asked someone how to beat a lie detector test, according to Renner's book. The old boyfriend who produced a time card on the day of the murder was supposedly seen by a neighbor hurrying into his house in the middle of the day. Later he moved to another country. She took a ride with Roger the night before, and he didn't attend the funeral. But why would they be so angry with her? It amazes me how many people it could have been. Several had weak alibis. She definitely knew her killer well to open the door, or else she left it open thinking Barb would be there any minute.
annie

Maple Heights, OH

#1054 Sep 1, 2014
I think rejection is the motive. my money is on one of the three I mention to borrow something or retrieve something borrowed.
Nimrod 33

Cleveland, OH

#1055 Sep 1, 2014
PRIVATE wrote:
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Yes
No more misinformation. Fess up Mario.
Las Vegas girl

Las Vegas, NV

#1056 Sep 15, 2014
Hi Annie, I followed this case from the start. This is what I think may have happened, Beverly was murdered in her bedroom, a confined area, now Garfield Hgts Police as a hole, not having to handle a murder case such as Beverly's, most likely had to Botch the collecting of crime scene evidence, to the point they realize this and are embarresed, and through the years just keep telling the public anything, and a thorough investigation will never take place. I could see if she was murdered in the woods or a park, but come on her bedroom, it was said she put up a good fight with her attacker, what nothing under fingernails, a rope was found, in some cases today they will trace where the rope came from, not a strand of hair, Well Boulder Crime Scene Investegators also Bothched the collecting of evidance from Jon Bene Ramsey,s home, there's another case that will never be solved. Today crime scene investigaters can make miracles happen,that is what this case will need. A new fresh set of eyes needs to look at what they might have filed away if anything.
waiting for an arrest

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1057 Sep 18, 2014
PRIVATE wrote:
This will be the last reply from me to you on this forum since its senseless to try to talk to someone with a closed mind. I don't need to look over my shoulders for anyone and if needed I can prove to anyone that she was my cousin. My aunt and cousin would vouch for me as well as my birth certificate. I also have my paperwork for my grave at calvary cemetery where the entire family is in the one section as well as other things I have. Another thing. The person horrigan thought did it is no longer of this earth.
Horrigan knew the person was Roger.

Since: Aug 14

Hayesville North carolina

#1058 Sep 22, 2014
Marilyn Skadra wrote:
The Beverly Jarosz murder had a profound affect on me when I was about 10 it happened and it was actually the first real terrible time I realized bad things can happen. The news stories went on for days. Her mother was on Dorothy Fuldheim and I distincly recall Dorothy pointing at the camera saying "we will find you!!! the next knock on your door will be from the police". This just has to have been done by someone she knew. It would be a tremendous relief for this tragedy to be solved.
Did you hear what happened to Doroyt Fuldheim????

Dick Goddard
Unnerved

Denton, TX

#1059 Oct 27, 2014
I'm aware DNA didn't exist then but are the blood samples from them ever tested? Especially a stabbing such as that would leave the killers blood somewhere! I know her Father has soon past but her younger sister is still available and married to a family of Doctors!
donwhoolery

Bedford, OH

#1060 Nov 6, 2014
mrdonut wrote:
To Oakpark Neighbor; how do you know Paul was their prime suspect? And why did the Cleveland Detectives and not the Garfield Hts. PD\Detectives feel Paul was the one? Do you know if anything is being done now about Paul? What’s Barb doing today?
To Neighbor in 1965; when you said Paul was sent to Europe,“right after the murder,” do you mean, the next day, the second day, 3 days, 5 days?
To rather not say; your description of Mr. K’s actions on 12-28-64 and after, definitely portray a man who has something to be concerned about. Do you think the call came from Mrs. K? Do you know if Mr. K received the call before or after Beverly’s murder was discovered? With the available liquidity at the bank and the time-off, Mr. K could have easily financed a quick getaway. You say, Bank of Cleveland? Which Bank of Cleveland, Central National, Society, National City? What location did Mr. K work at? John Paliyan, suspect, spoke of a cover-up. What do you think?
My problem is with Barb. According to Barb’s story, her account puts her there at the time of the murder. A PD Staff article dated 10-26-08, reveals Beverly’s grandmother (Vanek) told police she was on the phone with Beverly when the teen cut the conversation short at 1:15 p.m. saying said she had to open the door for her friend. The Cuyahoga County coroner said Beverly died 25 minutes later.
Who did Beverly open the door for? Barb, or who?
Where was Barb from 12:30 pm to 1:20 pm? Did anyone see Barb at Beverly’s house besides Barb’s mother?
Barb said that after she left Beverly’s, Gary Grayson drove her the rest of the way home after she had walked a bit. What does Grayson have to say about the ride home? What’s Barb’s status today?
It’s hard to believe the Webers, or the Zumgulises, or anyone on Thornton Ave., didn’t see something
I just wanted to comment on what everyone is saying about barbs brother Paul, Paul was never considered a suspect, Barbs cousin Stanely was considered a suspect because he and bev briefly dated and in her diary she described him as misunderstood, troubled and disturbed, Barbs father was not the president of the Bank of Cleveland on Broadway which was bought by National City in the 1970's. Barbs cousins Stanley's father was Stanley SR, the president of The Bank of Cleveland. The story that he was sent away after the murder has never been proven and none of the detectives who were on the case in 1964 ever said anything about that. In 2004 after the case was reopened and Bev;s ex, dan Schulte was re-interviewed and passed and was cleared he moved to I believe it was Israel. This murder had to be committed by a close neighbor who would be able to easily go home without being noticed because coroner Gerber said he had to surely be covered in Blood, and remember one of the prime suspects john Paliyan who was 19 at the time lived two houses away, sadly if it was John he passed away a few years ago, interestingly enough when the case was reopened in 2001 or 2004 the police went to Johns sisters place of employment and on their way to the police station asked her if she hid the murder weapon for her brother, she got pissed, got on her cell phone to her lawyer and the police were instructed to drop her off where they were, because of this John who was still alive at the time refused to cooperate because of how the police treated is sister and directed the police to talk to his lawyer if they had any questions

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Since: Oct 13

Twinsburg

#1061 Nov 13, 2014
mrdonut wrote:
Louise, are you still following this site? If yes, do you know the name of the boy your Aunt saw Beverly talking with? And who supposedly made the deathbed confession? Mr. Jarosz said he didn’t know anyone named Stachiewicz. Do you have any other thoughts about the murder that you can share?
Sorry for the lapse time in responding. Haven't checked this site in a long while. My Aunt did not know who the boy was that she saw Beverly with the summer before she died. It could have been the current or past boyfriend or even a different relationship. She was a very pretty young woman and supposedly had a lot of male attention. Beverly could have known who sent her the secret package the previous summer and not told her parents. I would think a young girl would share all crushes and relationships with her friends though - unless she was involved with someone forbidden. In 1964, a married man or another female would not have been shared. And in such an innocent time, perhaps the police didn't even think of that, although the 2004 detectives would have. The deathbed confession story was told to me by a friend who did not share a name with me and my husband. My friend grew up on a street we called "dogpatch" back in the 70's. I think the real street name was E. 98th. It was halfway down Granger road hill and to the left. When 480 was built, the homes may have been taken. This death bed confession guy had lung cancer and supposedly confessed to my friend's father and another neighbor. My friend's Dad has since passed away. There was a neighbor of Beverly's, a 19 year old, who was questioned. He was suffering from lung disease in 2004, when detectives reopened the case. Renner's book states that this guy told Renner to talk to his lawyer and his sister told the police the same thing. If you were innocent, I have to wonder why the fear 40 years later.This guy said he was being framed and there was a coverup. Rantings of the mentally ill or was he threatened and afraid? I don't know if the 19 year old neighbor ever lived on dog patch after he moved from Thorton. And the death bed confession guy could have been highly medicated and not clear about what he was saying. It is hard to believe that in 1964, during a school break, neighbors were not home and no one saw anything. Maybe the killer just lucked out. We all think we have certain information to process but we may not have accurate information. On TV, the police always keep some info secret. Was Beverly a virgin? Who cares in 2014, although I am sure that was important in 1964. Did she bring a man upstairs who turned on her? Did a man follow her upstairs while she was changing and attack her with the rope, intending to rape and strangle her and then she either said something enraging to the killer or Barb knocked at the door and the killer grabbed Beverly's missing letter opener? That would explain the 2004 detective's concern over the killer bringing 2 murder weapons. Why were those detectives so convinced it had to be a man? I think a woman, in a rage, could be very strong. The person of interest that we are told moved to Israel sounds like an odd story. But if he were guilty, why would he move to a country we can extradite from? And is he really even in Israel? We were also told that Barb's brother was sent away to Europe to school right after the murder and now we know that this was a made up story. The 2004 detectives had all of the real facts and even used the dna samples from the crime scene to check against "6 or 7" unknown to us people - with no results. So I think at this point, unless they find the letter opener, with Beverly's blood on it, in the murderer's possession, we are at an impasse. I did not know that Mr. Jarosz was unfamiliar with the Stackewicz name. Maybe it was a cold call from Stackewicz's insurance company. I do find it interesting that so many posters feel the murderer is posting on this site. He/She would be 70 or more.

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linda

Independence, OH

#1062 Nov 14, 2014
DON..........ok read serial killer apprentice this is what i got?

Roger mcnamara – was present boyfriend-reserved guy
Dan schulte –previous boyfriend-“bad boy type”
Larry young- previous boyfriend she dumped
Stanley klonowski-previous boyfriend “barbs cousin”

Neighbors:
Webers, zumgulises lived each side of her house-over previous nite for snacks/drinks
John paliayn -lived 2 doors away
Bruce bielek –lived behind bev
Beverly said meeting barb at her house at 1230pm
Got ride from james mondzelewski –grandmas neighbors son
Drove her home 1215pm – said ride was approx. 15min total
Bev calls mom at approx. 1pm
Barb arrives approx. 120pm
No answer-barb leaves to walk home
Barb instead gets a ride from gary grayson
Tries to call bev
Marcie calls barb approx. 345pm to see where they are
Marcie calls grandma to see if bev still there
Grandma calls father at work
Father gets home approx. 410pm
mrdonut

Tucker, GA

#1063 Nov 15, 2014
Thanks Louise. Better late than never. The 19 year-old neighbor dying of lung cancer in 2004 is John Paliyan. Paliyan passed away in early 2013. If you know the "other neighbor," maybe you could convince him to share this information with Chief Sackett of the GHPD.

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Since: Oct 13

Twinsburg

#1064 Nov 18, 2014
mrdonut wrote:
Thanks Louise. Better late than never. The 19 year-old neighbor dying of lung cancer in 2004 is John Paliyan. Paliyan passed away in early 2013. If you know the "other neighbor," maybe you could convince him to share this information with Chief Sackett of the GHPD.
Sorry, but I don't know the other neighbor of the deathbed guy. Also, I was told this story years ago, so it can't be related to John Paliyan, since he died recently. Unless he and his sister have some knowledge that they feel puts them in danger. Either that or they watch too much TV! In reading the comment from Linda, right above yours, I see one of the Thornton neighbors who was at the Jarosz house the night before the murder, was named Weber. Does anyone know anymore about the Webers? The aunt who lived on Thornton and saw Beverly with a boy - her maiden name was Weber. Her widowed mother lived with her. I wonder if she was there that evening. I think I would remember hearing that but I was only 9 and my mom has dementia and has severe memory problems. Fun fact - my widowed, great aunt's husband was Grant Weber - who was mayor of garfield heights many years ago.

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