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Man, juvenile charged after body of woman found in Teaneck park

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Posted at 10:13 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 22:13:02-04

TEANECK, N.J. — An adult teen and a juvenile were arrested Monday after the body of a missing woman was found in a New Jersey park, officials said.

Authorities said Monday the Cresskill Police Department received a 911 call reporting a missing person, Divna Rosasco, just before 12:30 a.m.

At around 1:35 a.m., officers from the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office located Rosasco's unoccupied vehicle parked at Overpeck County Park in Teaneck.

In their search, officers located Rosasco’s body submerged in a creek at the park. She was covered in a bed sheet with a plastic bag around her head.

The victim's body was weighted down with cinder blocks, rope and duct tape.

Nicolas Coirazza,19, of Lodi, NJ, was charged with murder, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, disturbing human remains, tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension of another and hindering apprehension of self, according to the county prosecutor's office. He was remanded to jail pending a court appearance.

Officials said Coirazza was known to the victim’s family and was visiting Rosasco's home in Cresskill when the murder occurred. Authorities said he then enlisted the help of the juvenile to dispose of the victim’s body.

A short time after the victim's body was found, officers found Coirazza and the juvenile attempting to leave the area in an Uber in a nearby hotel parking lot, when they were taken into custody.

The Cresskill minor was charged with disturbing human remains tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension of another and hindering apprehension of self; he was charged as a juvenile.