Estranged Husband of Missing NYC Teacher Facing Charges for Prior Domestic Incident: Sources

Jeanine Cammarata, 37, works two jobs -- one at an elementary school and one at a Dollar Store; she hasn't shown up for either of them

What to Know

  • Police are searching for a Staten Island teacher who has been missing since Saturday; she is also a mother of three
  • Jeanine Cammarata, 37, was reported missing Monday night, the NYPD said; she didn't show up for work at school on Tuesday
  • Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the 120th Precinct at 718-876-8500

The estranged husband of a missing Staten Island teacher and mother of three has been arrested and charged for an alleged domestic incident that took place on the day her disappearance was reported, law enforcement sources say.

Jeanine Cammarata, 37, was reported missing Monday night, the NYPD said. She was last seen at a home in New Springville on Staten Island around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

Her estranged husband, Michael Cammarata, was charged with assault, harassment and stalking on Tuesday in connection with the Monday incident, police said.

Michael Cammarata allegedly hit the teacher multiple times. He also allegedly stalked her on several previous dates, according to the sources.

He has not been charged in connection with her disappearance. His attorney information wasn't immediately available Wednesday. Police said he was arrested last September for trespassing for allegedly trying to get into a home he had been evicted from. 

The teacher’s friends told News 4 she didn’t show up for her job at an elementary school on Staten Island on Tuesday. She also missed work at a Dollar Tree where she worked a second job, according to her friends.

Cammarate has three children, but the ages of her kids and their current situations weren't immediately clear.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea renewed the plea for public help Wednesday, tweeting anyone with information on Cammarate's disappearance should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Police have not suggested foul play, but friends and family believe something is wrong. 

She is 4-foot-11, 120 pounds and has brown eyes and light brown hair, was wearing a grey jacket and driving a 2017 Chevy Cruze when she was last seen.

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