Reporting on the Fronczak baby. DNA tests in 2013 proved this was not their child.
Have Parents Found Their Son Seized In '64; Police Doubt It CHICAGO (AP) _ The FBI and police officials say the Fronczak kidnapping investiga- tion will continue even though Mr. and Mrs. Chester Fronczak believe they have found their missing son. "The case is completely un- solved," said Police Cmdr. Wil- liam Murphy. F. ^portedly, police and FBI officials doubt thai Paul Joseph Fronczak has been found. The infant was taken from Dora Fronczak's arms in Mi- chael Reese Hospital on April 27, 1964, by a woman posing as a nurse. The woman, dressed in white, who said she was taking the baby for an examination, walked out of the hospital %vith the baby. They never were seen again. But Thursday, it was revealed the Fronczaks have a sandy- haired 2-year-old who was aban- doned July 2 in Newark, N.J,, and has been in an orphanage- They are legally adopting the boy. Neighbors said the Fronczaks have told them they believe the child is theirs. The couple refuse to talk to newsmen about the adoption proceedings for the boy. whom they have named Paul Joseph. At a news conference, Ver- Tittle and William O'- iToole, lawyers for the Fronc 'zaks, pleaded for privacy. "In the light of recent Su preme Court decisions and pending legislation, and the pending adoption, it is not ticable for the Fronczaks to make any statement," O'Toole said. Tittle revealed that the 2- year-old boy was being adopted by the couple because it could not be established definitely whether he is their natural child, even though the Fronc- zaks are convinced. "If it could be proved this is their child, adopting would of course not be necessary " said. The lawyers said the boy known to New Jersey child fare officials as Scott McKinley, was one of nearly 10,000 chil- dren on whom extensive medi- cal tests were made in an to find the Fronczak baby. Tittle said tests were made blood, bone, skin, hair and ear convolutions. A spokesman for the family said the child was the only of 10,000 tested who could be Paul Joseph. | '7 he chance that he might j their son caused the Fronczafcs ;to move to adopt the boy," 'spokesman said- : He said some blood tests 'showed the boy may be Paul Joseph, but that other tests were inconclusive.