Cops linked 1972 death of teen girl to possible Satanic ritual -- but newly-revealed cold case photos show otherwise
Jeannette DePalma had just turned 16 when she went missing in Springfield Township and was found dead three months later in September of 1972.

When the unrecognizable body of Jeannette DePalma, 16, was found atop a steep, wooded hill that the locals called the Devil’s Teeth in 1972, rumors spread quickly that the Springfield girl was killed in some sort of satanic rite or witchcraft. Police sources leaked to the press that they had found signs they thought might be related to the occult, including crosses made of sticks and branches arranged in a coffin-like outline around her body. The coroner’s report mentions a “rock formation surrounding the body.” The Star-Ledger reported that police even brought a witch to the site to inspect f...