UNSOLVED with Homa Bash: The search for Beverly Jarosz's killer

On Dec. 28, 1964, the quiet town of Garfield Heights was rocked by its most brutal, most chilling murder — the stabbing death of 16-year-old Beverly Jarosz. 

More than 900 statements and files exist on the case, but Det. Carl Biegacki believes they now have two suspects to focus on — men, he said, who still live in the area. Biegacki hopes new DNA technology will solve the half-century-old cold case.

Beverly’s family believes she knew her killer — someone who stalked her, someone who became obsessed with her. 

At age 16, Beverly was a literary soul, always quoting Shakespeare and writing poetry in her diary. Five decades after her murder, Beverly’s sister Carol published her beautifully handwritten poems into a book. 

Each page and each poem mentions death and dying — a tragic premonition? 

If you know anything about this case call the Garfield Heights police detective bureau at (216) 475-5686.

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