Fronczak kidnapping

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Fronczak kidnapping - Parents Adopt Infant They Think Their Own...
Parents Adopt Infant They Think Their Own CHICAGO (AP)—The mystery that enveloped the hospital kid­ naping two years ago of 37 -hour- old Paul Joseph Fronczak was reopened Thursday when the parents said they would adopt a child they believe is their missing son. The infant was taken from Mrs. Chester Fronczak's arms in Michael Reese Hospital April 27, 1964, by a woman posing as a nurse. The woman, who said she was taking the infant for an exami nation, walked out of the hospital with it. They were never seen again. The Fronczaks believe they have their son back. He is a sandy-haired 2-year-old who was abandoned July 2 in Newark, N.J., and has been in an orphanage. Neighbors said Mrs. and Mrs, Fronczak have told them they are convinced the child is theirs. They said the lad has been playing in the Fronczak yard since last week. The Fronczaks had little to say to newsmen. "His name is Paul Joseph, the same as before," Fronczak, 35, a machinist, told reporters. But declined to say more. The FBI, which has been Investigating the case, refused to comment. Lt. John Cartan, who has led the Chicago police investigation, said he was aware the Fron­ czaks have had a small boy in their home. He declined to elaborate. The Fronczak attorney, William O'Toole, issued a statement which said, in part: "The Federal Bureau of Investigation has conducted extensive investigations and the medical profession exhaustive studies concerning this child since July 1905. i "While it has not been ab>'~ solutely established that Mr. and Mrs. Francznk nro the par-;' ents, neither hus this fact been ' The Illinois Department of ctill-- ,v and Family Services said'- it has approved the Fronczaks • n adoptive parents for the boy, who is under the guardianship." and supervision of the New Jer- • sey Bureau of Children's Serv«> * in Trenton. v Residents in the middle-class,' well-groomed West Side neigh- - borhood wero jubilant. "A neighbor lady told roe • it at tho supermarket and we wero both so happy wo • bawling," one woman ,. "I heard they had their baby back and we got goose bumps. • over," another said. "I was . thrilled I just wanted to cry.", Take

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 17 Jun 1966, Fri,
  3. Page 19

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    peter – 29 Apr 2013