A child named Paul Fronczak who famously was kidnapped at some point after he was born at a Chicago hospital in 1964 reportedly has been discovered residing in rural Michigan beneath one other id.
Paul Fronczak, based on WGN, solely came upon in current months that he was the new child swiped from Michael Reese Hospital greater than 5 a long time in the past. He informed the station that he has been contacted by FBI brokers – who reopened the investigation in 2013 – and remains to be coming to phrases with the information.
“I have loose ends to tie up,” he stated to WGN. He didn’t say whether or not he deliberate to satisfy his organic mom, Dora. His father died years in the past.
Fronczak initially disappeared on April 26, 1964, after a girl posing as a nurse entered his mom’s hospital room and took him away, saying she wanted to convey the toddler to a physician.
A whole lot of law enforcement officials and FBI brokers then looked for the Oak Garden couple’s new child son after his abduction. The case got here to an apparently completely satisfied finish greater than a 12 months later when an deserted little one resembling the Fronczak’s child was present in New Jersey and returned to them.
But, the boy from New Jersey, who now additionally is known as Paul Fronczak, underwent DNA testing in 2013 and found that he wasn’t the organic son of Chester and Dora Fronczak. He informed the Chicago Tribune that 12 months that he had lengthy questioned why he did not resemble the individuals he believed have been his mother and father.
He’s a married father who works as a university administrator and lives in Henderson, Nev.
“I really feel in my heart that the real Paul Fronczak is alive and well and out there, and nothing would make me more happy in this life than to find the real kidnapped child and, at the same time, I wouldn’t mind finding out who I am,” the Nevada-based Fronczak had informed the Chicago Tribune in 2013.
The FBI determined that 12 months to reopen its probe into Fronczak’s disappearance, after finding unique proof recordsdata from the 1964 investigation.
The Nationwide Middle for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters additionally launched an age development picture of what the true Paul Fronczak might appear to be now.
The Michigan-based Fronczak informed WGN that he’s conscious of proof concluding that he’s the infant kidnapped in 1964.
FBI investigators declined to remark this week on whether or not or not the case is now closed.
“Our investigation into this matter remains ongoing as we continue to pursue all leads,” FBI Chicago spokesperson Siobhan Johnson informed WGN. “We ask for privacy for the victims as we continue to investigate the facts surrounding this case.”
The Related Press contributed to this report.