The Timothy Wiltsey Case 23 Years Later - My9 New Jersey

The Timothy Wiltsey Case 23 Years Later

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Sayreville, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

It took 23 years, but on Timothy Wiltsey's birthday, police finally arrested the person who they believe is responsible for his murder, his mother Michelle Lodzinski.

After the 1992 murder of then five-year-old Wiltsey, Lodzinski moved on. She moved to Florida, got remarried and even had more children.

Lodzinski originally told police that she last saw her son at a carnival in Sayreville, New Jersey, but the investigation turned up that no one can confirm that they ever saw the little boy at the fair. Wiltsey's body was later found in a wooded area in Edison.

This case gained national attention and it even appeared on America's Most Wanted twice.

Former Middlesex Prosecutor Alan Rockoff discussed more about this case.

“The incident involving her inconsistencies and the tales she told concerning how he disappeared, there was other information that I can't reveal to you, but was part of the investigation that might very well be included in her prosecution,” he said.

Allegedly Lodzinski gave very different accounts of what happened. First she said he disappeared, and then later said that a go-go dancer and several other men, one with a knife, tried to get him. It's believed that law enforcement always suspected that she was responsible for his death, but just couldn't prove it at the time.

What changed in this case is that a new Middlesex County Prosecutor was instated last year and he went back and reviewed all the cold cases and after re-interviewing key players there was enough evidence to arrest Lodzinski in her son's murder.

Neighbors in the area like Stephen Illies are just shocked about the latest developments in the case.

“I don't know how a mother, if she is guilty, how a mother could possibly do something like that,” he said.

 

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