DNA shows remains are missing N.J. mother

Skeletal remains found in a Staten Island pond are those of a young Mercer County mother missing since last June.

Authorities released the DNA test results this afternoon, nearly a month after police divers found a neck to torso skeleton at the pond.

Mercer County prosecutors say the remains are those of Amy Giordano, a single mom from Hightstown whose married lover has been charged with her murder.

Authorities were led to the pond on Easter Sunday by a friend of murder suspect Rosario DiGirolamo. He remains jailed on $1 million bail.

Authorities say DiGirolamo hit Giordano over the head and chopped up her body with a hacksaw after killing her.

He then drove their 11-month-old to a Delaware hospital, where he abandoned the boy in a parking lot because he could no longer afford to support two households.

Prosecutor: Lover killed, sawed up missingN.J. mom

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