Murder. It's not often you see that word posted somewhere when you are enjoying the view of the beach.

I was taking my usual walk along the beach recently when I noticed something that just didn't seem to fit in with the mood of the beach, boardwalk, ocean, and seagulls.

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)
(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

When I got closer to it and took a good look, I realized it was a poster that says 'MURDERED' in big letters...with the picture of a man that must have been well-loved by his family.

Although Richard Zarriello was killed in South Hackensack, one of his daughters lives in Jackson, and that may be why this reward poster was put up on our well-traversed boardwalk.

Family members are offering a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in this murder.

Richard Zarriello was shot multiple times in the head and died this past April. He was killed at Clean Sweep Chimney Depot on Rt. 46, where he worked.

He was 51 years old, a Rockland County resident, and the married father of 2 daughters, 18 and 23 years old.

Some of his family members and friends believe that there is someone out there that may have information that could help solve this senseless murder.

If you want to share the family's plea, check out the Facebook site they have set up, Justice for Richie, by CLICKING HERE. If you read some of the posts and comments, you will see how much he was loved and how much he is missed.

The most updated contact info for callers who might have something valuable to say, is to call Detective Boesch at the Bergen County Prosecutors office. (That is different than the numbers on the poster.)


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