1. CONNECTICUT: An AMBER Alert has been issued for Venessa Morales, 1, who is missing from her Ansonia home after her mother was found murdered.
    There is no suspect or vehicle information at this time.
    The last confirmed sighting of Venessa and her mother was on Thanksgiving day.
    Click HERE for more information
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Keeping Children and Adults Safe
    Click Here for more information!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. What do you do if you have a loved one missing?
    In this section, you will find tips on what to do and not do.
    Easily find organizations that you can contact for help.
    Click here for more information
    Dismiss Notice
  4. “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
    Our mission: Working together to help locate the missing, name the unidentified
    and discuss true crime cases within an intellectual, safe and respectful Internet community.
    *~*~*~*Don't forget, we are on Facebook! www.facebook.com/CrimeWatchersNet*~*~*~*~*
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Welcome to Crimewatchers.net! We are happy to have you with us.
Please let any staff member know if you need assistance. We're here to help! (If you aren't a member, please join us today. We'd love to meet you!)
Dismiss Notice
Crimewatchers.net opened on April 26, 2015 with the purpose of making a difference in getting the word out for the missing, unidentified, and justice for victims. Let us know if you have a case you'd like us to feature here, on Twitter &/or Facebook. Contact email: CrimewatchersCW@gmail.com

NJ RACHELLE DESTEFANO: Missing from Manalapan, NJ - 20 April 1986 - Age 34

Discussion in 'Missing 1980 to 1989' started by Scorpio, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2018
    Elizabeth Smith, spike and Akoya like this.
  2. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    spike and Akoya like this.
  3. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

  4. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member

    RACHELLE H.png
    Asbury Park Press, 18 Oct 1990, Thu, Page 64

    Rachelle's husband plead guilty to federal conspiracy and income tax invasion charges in 1990. DeStefano admitted that he and a co-worker stole more than $1 million from a wall street investment firm between 1983 and 1988.
    spike, Whatsnext and Akoya like this.
  5. Scorpio

    Scorpio Bronze Member


    Posted Sep 6, 2002 at 2:00 AM

    A man who posted $100,000 cash bail on charges he fraudulently collected $4,900 in food stamps and other public assistance has vanished.

    Police and prosecutors, meanwhile, have been delving into the man’s past, including the 1986 disappearance of his then wife, Rachelle Goldenthal, in central New Jersey.

    Louis R. Destefano, 62, of Smallwood, was indicted Aug. 28 on grand larceny, welfare fraud and forgery charges. He is accused of using the missing woman’s name and forging her signature on a food-stamp application, and with using his estranged wife’s name and forging her signature to apply for money from the Heat Energy Assistance Program.

    Sullivan County sheriff’s deputies began their investigation into Destefano after his estranged wife’s car mysteriously went up in flames earlier this year.

    Destefano was supposed to be in court yesterday — but his lawyer, John Ferrara, told Judge Frank LaBuda he hasn’t seen or heard from his client. Assistant District Attorney Michael McGuire said Destefano failed to show up at work on July 26, and sold his car the same day. No one has seen him since.

    McGuire said investigators are still looking into the car fire for a possible arson case, and authorities are taking a hard look at Goldenthal’s mysterious disappearance.

    LaBuda issued a bench warrant for Destefano’s arrest.
    spike, Whatsnext and Akoya like this.
  6. Romulus

    Romulus In the earth of missing person

    Rachelle Elaine DeStefano


    Age last seen: 34
    Race: White female
    Hair color: Blond strawberry; long dirty blond hair
    Eyes Color: Blue
    Height: 65.0
    Weight: 115.0
    Scars and Marks: piercing ears
    Clothes/jewerly: short purple jacket; white sneakers with blue stripes; Gold wedding band

    Circumstances: Victim's sister contacted this agency on April 22, 1986 to report her sister missing

    Namus: Missing Person Case
    Whatsnext and Kimster like this.
  7. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Kimster likes this.
  8. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Kimster likes this.
  9. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Rachelle was last seen by her husband at their home on 34 Tracy Drive in Manalapan Township, New Jersey at around 2:00 am on April 21st, 1986. The couple had discussed preparations for a divorce her husband went upstairs to bed while Rachelle stayed downstairs. When the family awoke the next morning at 6:00 am Rachelle was gone.

    Rachelle’s mother and stepfather last spoke to Rachelle at about 7:30 am on Saturday. She asked for her stepfather to come down as that she and her husband were having issues. Her stepfather was ill so in turn she called her father whom came down that morning. Her father spent the night and left the following day by all his accounts Rachelle was in good spirits.

    Rachelle’s sister had called the house and was told by her brother in law Rachelle’s was not home. The next day her sister called again, and it was odd her brother in law was home from work. He explained that when they awoke on Monday Rachelle was gone. Rachelle’s sister became concerned and contacted police on April 22nd, 1986.

    Rachelle had left before however never without her children this was out of character. She had recently withdrawn a large sum of money from a bank account all except $ 500.00 was accounted for.

    Rachelle’s parents acquired the services of a private detective and consulted a psychic along with offering a $ 15,000 reward with no success in finding Rachelle

    Rachelle’s husband plead guilty in 1990 to a Wall Street fraud scheme that occurred between 1983 – 1988.

    Rachelle's husband was investigated again after his estranged wife's car mysteriously went up in flames in 2002.
    Whatsnext and Kimster like this.
  10. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Please contact me or the investigating agencies if you have any information that would be helpful.
    Whatsnext, Scorpio and Kimster like this.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thank you for all this information, @Bearsquad ! :welcome:

    We will certainly make sure that you are contacted if anyone gets any tips. It makes me angry that this man is still out there preying on people.
    Whatsnext, Imamazed and Bearsquad like this.
  12. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Thanks Kimster! He is now 77 years old living on Monticello, NY. He has avoided prosecution of murder, attempted murder & arson. Any help would be appreciated.
    Whatsnext and Kimster like this.
  13. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Could we please have the url for this information? Thank you.
    spike likes this.
  14. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Could we please have the url for this information? Thank you.
    spike and Scorpio like this.
  15. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    Whatsnext and Kimster like this.
  16. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    We would very much appreciate the url link to the Asbury Park Press article. Thank you very much.
    spike and Scorpio like this.
  17. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member



    The url link you provided is the one from Scorpio for his post. The information in his article is not the same as the information in your article. Could we please have the url for the information you provided? Thank you. What is your connection to this case that you are requesting contact with any new information?
    spike, Whatsnext and Scorpio like this.
  18. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Bearsquad - This post is an exact "copy and paste" from a thread at Websleuths. This was a post from folieadeuxnola. If your information is coming directly from Websleuths, please indicate this with the correct url. Thank you.


  19. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Romulus - Could we please have the source url for this information? Thank you.

    This is a "copy and paste" directly from Websleuths. If your information is coming directly from Websleuths, please indicate this with the correct url. Thank you.

    spike and Scorpio like this.
  20. Bearsquad

    Bearsquad Member

    I’m not that technologically savvy to find the original url. This is my sister. Since the police asked for my DNA I’m wondering if they have found remains.
    Kimster, Whatsnext and Paradise like this.

Share This Page