Teens Arrested After Woman’s Body Found Dumped In Creek With Bag Around Her Head

Divna Rosasco's body was "weighted down with cinder blocks, rope and duct tape."

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Nicolas Coirazza Charged With Killing Divna Rosasco
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Two New Jersey teenagers have been arrested in connection with the killing of a woman who was found in a creek with a plastic bag around her head.

Divna Rosasco, 51, was reported missing a little after midnight on Monday in Cresskill, according to a press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Just one hour after that, officers found her car parked in a lot at Overpeck County Park in Teaneck.

“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,” the press release stated. “Officers located the victim, Divna Rosasco’s, body submerged in the water covered in a bed sheet with a plastic bag around her head. The body had been weighted down with cinder blocks, rope and duct tape.”

Lodi resident Nicolas Coirazza, 19, and an unnamed 14-year-old juvenile were allegedly found trying to flee the area via an Uber, according to the prosecutor’s office. Authorities believe the two were working with each other and both played a role in the woman's death.

“An investigation revealed that Coirazza was known to the victim’s family and was visiting her home in Cresskill when the murder occurred,” the press release stated. “Coirazza then enlisted the help of the juvenile to dispose of the victim’s body.”

Both teens were arrested Monday. Coirazza has been 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. The juvenile has been charged with disturbing human remains, tampering with evidence, hindering apprehension of another, and hindering apprehension of self.

It’s unclear if Coirazza or the juvenile have attorneys who can speak on their behalf. A potential motive in the case has not been disclosed.

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