AS FLOWER power revved up, Elizabeth, New Jersey was stunned by the heinous murder of a 7-year-old girl. On March 8, 1966, Wendy Sue Wolin planned to leave her apartment with her mom Shirley Fleischner. Shirley went around back to get the car and then pick up the skinny little girl at the front of her building. Then, a stocky man wearing a green corduroy coat and fedora, approaching from the opposite direction, suddenly crouched low and thrust a $1.50 hunting knife through her coat and into her stomach. The child doubled over and cried out while the monster continued on. A fire station was across the street and Wendy told them she had been stabbed. But they found her bleeding--the knife gone through her ribs and into her liver. She died in hospital an hour later.
It became one of the biggest manhunts in New Jersey history. Cops were looking for a white male in his 40s, muscular, 6-foot and 220 lbs. Despite thousands of man hours no suspect was ever located--until 29 years later. MORE IN THE STAR-LEDGER