MEDIA RELEASE #2433, COLD CASE HOMICIDE - MARISE CHIVERELLA, MARCH 18, 1964, HAZLETON, LUZERNE COUNTY, PA

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The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop N Hazleton, Luzerne County, PA continue their investigation into the homicide of Marise Ann Chiverella. On March 18, 1964 at approximately 8 a.m., Marise left her home near 6th Street in Hazleton City, Luzerne County, and was last seen walking east on West 4th Street at 8:10 a.m.  At approximately 1 p.m. that same day, her body was discovered in a strip mining pit just north of Route 309 in Hazle Township, close to the Hazleton Airport. The investigation revealed Marise was physically and sexually assaulted, murdered, and left at the scene with all her clothing and personal belongings.

In 2007, numerous specimens, collected from the victim's body and clothing, were submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police Laboratory and a suspect DNA profile was developed, However, this profile has not matched any profile in the national DNA database of known offenders (CODIS).

In 2018, technology provided by Parabon Nano-Labs, was used to generate a "snapshot pheno-type" facial prediction of the suspect from his DNA. The photos show the suspect as he may look at age 25, age 40, and at age 60. This information is being released to generate public interest and garner leads in this case.

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Wednesday, March 18, 1964

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