About the Book
Beverly Jarosz was a victim of one of the most horrific murders of the Cleveland, Ohio area. On December 28th, 1964, this sixteen-year-old high school junior was slain in her home in Garfield Heights, Ohio. Fifty-two years later, American CrimeCast - a True Crime Investigative Podcast, worked with Beverly's sister Carol Jarosz Bartos to tell her story. With this book, we are proud to present the poetry of this beautiful, loved, and talented young 16-year-old girl. May her life go on to live forever within her own words.
If you speak to someone who lived in the Cleveland, Ohio area in 1964, they likely will remember Beverly's Murder in Garfield Heights. Beverly was described as a beautiful, loving, intelligent, and kind 16-year-old Catholic girl. She attended the girl-only Catholic school of Marymount High School, and by all accounts - she had no enemies. Her loving family was close, and to this day just hearing them talk about her will remind you of their strong unconditional love for each other.
It wasn't a secret that Beverly enjoyed writing poems and short stories. Her younger sister Carol recalls Beverly making up bedtime stories for those nights when Carol couldn't quite fall asleep. As a Christmas present in 1964, Beverly's father gifted her an empty book for her to write her beautiful poetry in. She mentioned to him how one day she would like this poetry book published, it was one dream of Beverly's that her 90-year-old mother Eleanor still remembers to this day. Unfortunately, three days after receiving this Christmas present - Beverly lost her life at the hands of an unknown killer.
All profit from this book funds the Beverly Jarosz Literary Award at Trinity High School, formerly Mary Mount HS, in Garfield Heights, Ohio - the school in which Beverly attended at the time of her murder.
American CrimeCast is a True Crime Documentary Podcast offering a platform for family, friends, detectives, and communities to have their cold murder and missing person cases heard by a large audience. Our service is free, as we broadcast Podcast episodes and create a blog devoted to telling the story of each case. Too often the story of the victim is not heard, as we focus solely on the crime. We hope our efforts will show who this person was: a grandmother, mother, sister, cousin. Our objective is to help solve cold cases through investigation and broadcasting, while our hope is to offer healing to the family and friends who continue to grieve as they seek answers.