UPDATE: Lodi Man Charged with Dumping Body of Woman in Teaneck Creek
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrests of Nicolas Coirazza Lodi, NJ on charges of Murder, Possession Of A Weapon For An Unlawful Purpose, Disturbing Human Remains, Tampering With Evidence, Hindering Apprehension Of Another, and Hindering Apprehension Of Self, and a juvenile on charges of Disturbing Human Remains, Tampering With Evidence, Hindering Apprehension Of Another, and Hindering Apprehension of Self.
According to Bergen County officials, at approximately 12:26 a.m., the Cresskill Police Department received a 911 call reporting that Divna Rosasco, 51, was missing.
Police say at approximately 1:36 a.m., officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office located Ms. Rosasco’s unoccupied vehicle parked in a lot at Overpeck County Park in Teaneck, NJ. A K-9 search of the surrounding area immediately tracked a scent to the end of a dock in a creek located in the park.
Officers located the victim, Ms. Divna Rosasco’s, body submerged in the water covered in a bedsheet with a plastic bag around her head.
The body had been weighted down with cinder blocks, rope and duct tape.
A short time later, officers located Coirazza and a juvenile attempting to leave the area in an Uber in a nearby hotel parking lot.
Both individuals were taken in for questioning by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. An investigation revealed that Coirazza was known to the victim’s family and was visiting her home in Cresskill when the murder occurred.
Police said Coirazza then enlisted the help of the juvenile to dispose of the victim’s body.
Police say a juvenile was arrested and charged on Juvenile Complaints with one count of Disturbing Human Remains, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:22- 1(1), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Hindering Apprehension Of Another, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3(a)(1)(2)(3), a 3rd degree crime; one count of Hindering Apprehension Of Self, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:29-3(a)(1)(2)(3) a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Tampering With Evidence, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:28-6(1), a 4th degree crime.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office and the Cresskill