Death on the Devil's Teeth: The Strange Murder That Shocked Suburban New Jersey

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As Springfield residents decorated for Halloween in September 1972, the crime rate in the quiet, affluent township was at its lowest in years. The 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 that a serial killer was on the loose. Rumors of police coverup ran rampant, and the case went unsolved—along with the murders of several other young women. In this revised edition with newly unearthed photographs, interviews and case documents, authors Jesse P. Pollack and Mark Moran present the definitive account of this shocking cold case.
ISBN: 9781467153003
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: True Crime
Images: 98
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jesse P. Pollack is a New Jersey native who has served as a contributing writer and correspondent for Weird NJ magazine since 2001. In addition to Death on the Devil’s Teeth, Pollack is the author of The Acid King (Simon & Schuster, 2018) and co-directed a 2021 documentary of the same name. Pollack is the co-host of Podcast 1289, the True Crime Movie Club podcast and the Devil’s Teeth podcast. Mark Moran graduated from Parsons School of Design. In the early 1990s, Moran teamed up with Mark Sceurman to create Weird NJ magazine, the ultimate travel guide to New Jersey’s local legends and best-kept secrets. The magazine has since spawned several books and a History Channel television series. Moran and Sceurman can be seen on the Travel Channel television series Paranormal Caught on Camera.
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