The estranged husband of a missing Staten Island teacher is the “primary suspect” in her disappearance, police revealed Thursday — as they announced they’re seeking murder charges against the man.
Michael Cammarata, 42, was arrested Wednesday on assault and harassment charges for allegedly attacking his wife, Jeanine Cammarata, but has not been charged in her disappearance.
A “charred and unrecognizable” body believed to be Jeannine’s was recovered from a Staten Island storage facility Thursday morning, according to Assistant Chief William Aubry.
“With the discovery of these human remains, the investigation has taken a turn into a murder investigation,” he said. “We’re working with the Staten Island DA to establish probable cause and justification to charge him with murder.”
Officials are still working to identify the corpse and cause of death, he added.
Jeanine had just served Michael with divorce papers Thursday and was last seen heading to pick up the couple’s two kids from Michael’s house in the Rockaways, cops said.
“We have not seen her alive since that Saturday evening,” Aubry said.
The couple had a history “going back to 2016” of domestic incidents, but no existing order of protection, he said.
The kids were placed in Administration for Children’s Services care, according to Aubry.
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