Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey by Jesse Pollack & Mark Moran
Recommended! Trade paperback format, black and white photo illustration throughout. From part of the Weird NJ team!!
Four decades after Jeannette DePalma's tragic death, authors Jesse P. Pollack and Mark Moran present the definitive account of the shocking Springfield township cold case. As Springfield residents decorated for Halloween in September 1972, the crime rate in the quiet, affluent township was at its lowest in years. That mood was shattered when the body of sixteen-year-old Jeannette DePalma was discovered in the local woods, allegedly surrounded by strange objects.
Some feared witchcraft was to blame, while others believed a serial killer was on the loose. Rumors of a police cover up ran rampant, and the case went unsolved - along with the murders of several other young women.
About the Authors:
Jesse P. Pollack was born and raised in the Garden State, and has served as a contributing writer for Weird NJ magazine since 2001. Also an accomplished musician, Pollack's soundtrack work has been heard on Driving Jersey, an Emmy-nominated PBS documentary series. Death on the Devil's Teeth is his first book. Mark Moran graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City, where he studied fine art, illustration and photography. In the early 1990s, Moran teamed up with Mark Sceurman to create Weird NJ magazine, the ultimate travel guide to the Garden State's local legends and best-kept secrets. The magazine has since spawned several books and a History Channel television series. Moran lives with his wife and their two daughters in suburban New Jersey.