Sunday, October 7, 2012
Justin Kowalczik Found?
Unfortunately, police began digging in the back yard and soo discovered the remains of an infant in the backyard of the Hallock Road residence in Farmingdale, New York. The story has since been widely reported based upon information released by Troop L Headquarters, State Police. Justin had been unaccounted for and his death had gone unreported for about a year and a half. Heather Kowalczik apparently shared a possible location for the remains of her son with police according to State Police Major Patrick Regan.
Police obtained a search warrant for the home of Kowalczik and Robert Rodriguez at 1 Hallock Road in Farmingdale, New York. An extensive dig of the yard apparently produced the remains of what appeared to be a 17 month old child believed to be Justin. Robert Rodriguez is not a suspect but has been labeled a "person of interest." Rodriguez and Kowalczik have two older sons: Robert, 9, and Alex, 6. Kowalczik was the mother of Justin, but Rodriguez was not Justin’s father. Rodriguez and Kowaczik were tenants of landlord Louis Lancia. The New York Daily News has suggested that Rodriguez was not cooperating with the investigation; however, police have not confirmed the lack of cooperation. Furthermore, neither Rodriguez nor Kowalczik have been charged with any crime.
All persons of interest and all suspects are presumed innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Troop L State Police at (631)756-3390.