Ex-Atlantic Highlands police chief remembered as law enforcement hero

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Law enforcement, family and friends are mourning the loss of the man credited with helping to solve a notorious New Jersey serial killer case.

Samuel Guzzi was a former Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office agent.

He also served as police chief in Atlantic Highlands for 33 years. He worked the 1969 kidnapping of Rosemary Calandriello.

For years he investigated, eventually convicting Robert Zarinsky in the death of Calandirello.

It was the state's first murder conviction without a body.

In a post on Facebook, the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office called Guzzi "a hero in law enforcement."

Guzzi died last week at the age of 90.

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