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NJ Police Find Woman’s Head in Pot

November 2, 1998

SOUTH RIVER, N.J. (AP) _ A man was arrested after police found his girlfriend’s head in a pot inside his oven.

Authorities took George Jenewicz, 45, into custody late Friday after two people who had recently visited his home called police. He was accused of fatally shooting, then beheading and dismembering 42-year-old Eunice Gillens Joseph.

``He was cool as a cucumber″ when officers arrived, Capt. Wesley Bomba said. ``He let us in like nothing was wrong.″

After finding the woman’s head, officers found her armless body wrapped in plastic bags and stuffed in a garbage can in the basement. A police dog located her arms in a nearby park.

A hacksaw, hatchet and a piece of plywood cutting board investigators believe Jenewicz used to dismember the body also were found, along with a mop used to wipe up the blood, six .22-caliber shotguns and pellet guns.

Jenewicz and Ms. Joseph had been dating for the eight months and had lived together since June. Authorities said the attack came earlier in the week after the couple had a fight.

Local residents described Jenewicz as an alcoholic who had been in trouble with police before and exhibited abusive behavior.

Ms. Joseph, who was estranged from her husband, had wanted to leave Jenewicz but was reluctant to do so because she was unemployed and he supported her drug habit, family members said.

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