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Suspected serial killer linked to student’s 1965 killing

Local News | Feb 18, 2016

Suspected serial killer linked to student’s 1965 killing

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected serial killer has been linked to the death of a New Jersey high school student whose naked, battered body was found alongside a highway 50 years ago. State police and Monmouth County prosecutors announced their findings Wednesday. They say a new analysis of evidence links Robert Zarinsky to the 1965 death of 18-year-old Mary Agnes Klinsky. An autopsy determined the Raritan High School senior had been sexually assaulted and died from skull fractures caused by significant blunt-force trauma. Zarinsky was serving life for another teenage girl’s killing when he died in prison in November 2008. He was about to stand trial for the 1968 murder of a 13-year-old girl. Prosecutors say DNA evidence excluded everyone but Zarinsky as a suspect in the Klinsky killing.