Possibly a break in Fronczak baby case?

There’s a guy who thinks he might be Paul Fronczak, who was abducted from a hospital in 1964 at only one day old.

Sam Miller was allegedly born to a Chicago teenage mother named Sheila Kohn, but he hasn’t been able to locate her and thinks, if Sheila is in fact his biological mother, she used an alias. He’s got a pretty strong motivation to find his biological family, whoever they are: he needs a kidney.

I don’t know why they can’t just do a blood test or a DNA test or whatever to see if he’s related to Paul’s parents, who are, I believe, still alive. I’m not holding my breath here; I’ve seen so many cases where someone thought he was a missing child and it turned out he wasn’t.

9 thoughts on “Possibly a break in Fronczak baby case?

  1. forthelost February 27, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    A DNA test can be done, since there’s DNA samles on file for Paul, but it might take weeks. Blood tests are often inconclusive or wrong, as everyone in this case well knows.

  2. Kaye February 27, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I believe Paul’s parents won’t agree to their DNA being used for comparison.

    • Meaghan February 27, 2014 / 10:58 pm

      Why on earth not?

      • winnifer February 28, 2014 / 3:42 am

        They may be suspicious of the guy. The whole story about needing the kidney may lead them to believe that he’s going to try to extort them or exploit them in some way. He sounds a bit hinky to me, to be honest.

        I’ve wondered from the start if the Fronczaks are as interested in solving this case as their adopted son claimed. They may just want the whole thing to go away and it was the son who pushed them into making it public.

    • forthelost February 28, 2014 / 1:03 am

      Namus says there’s a DNA sample in CODIS; can’t they just use that?

  3. jlo27916 February 28, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    I heard they don’t want to know who the real son is so they won’t submit- Saw that on 20/20. Apparently the parents were devastated with the revelation. They did say they’d help him find his BIOLOGICAL family, but they don’t want to give their DNA. But maybe i’m wrong. That was the last I heard.

    • Meaghan February 28, 2014 / 4:21 pm

      If that is true, it wouldn’t surprise me that much. Finding out Paul was not their biological child must have felt like losing their son all over again.

  4. Tatertot March 1, 2014 / 7:49 am

    I frankly think that in these cases where an adult believes he may be a long-time missing child, a DNA comparison should be done quietly behind the scenes and the parents of the missing only notified after the fact that someone was tested recently but proven not to be a match.
    These news stories get much attention but it seems cruel to put the parents through it. In Sam Miller’s case, why not do the DNA test first and then if he is not their son, publish an article about the search for his family, including the information that he was proven not to be Paul Fronczak?

    • forthelost March 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

      That happened with Carlina White and Marx Barnes.

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