A body found at a Staten Island storage facility is feared to be that of a missing mother from the area. Jeanine Cammarata, 37, has been missing for days. She was last seen leaving her boyfriend's apartment. Cammarata has a tangled past, one familiar to a lot of women in this country. She's fresh out of an abusive marriage but not legally divorced.
"The NYPD confirms that the estranged husband of the woman last seen around 9 p.m. Saturday is in custody. Michael Cammarata, 42, is still being questioned by detectives in the 120th precinct under the assault and stalking charges.
He was mentioned frequently in texts between Jeanine Cammarata's cellphone and that of her best friend, Jessica Pobega over the past few days.
In the texts, she says "I am with Mike and the children," among other messages meant to reassure, but when Jeanine Cammarata did not call and talk with her best friend, as requested, Pobega questioned, via text, if it was indeed her friend texting her back.
"It's me," read the responding text from Jeanine's phone. Pobega is still skeptical, since her best friend never phoned her."
Via Pix 11:
"The 37-year-old mother of three was last seen Saturday night at her boyfriend's home on on McVeigh Avenue.
Cammarata's estranged husband, Michael Cammarata, has since been taken into police custody on charges of assault and stalking.
At this point, the charges against Michael Cammarata are not directly in relation to her disappearance, police said.
People close to her remain concerned.
"My greatest fear is I will not be speaking to Jeanine again," said her attorney, Eric Gansberg.
"And I fear the worst.""She was terrified of him," Gansberg told PIX11 News."
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