This week’s Flashback Friday is the infamous Paul Fronczak case out of Chicago. The baby was abducted from the hospital only one day after birth. In a twist worthy of a bad novel, Paul’s parents actually thought they’d found him in New Jersey a year and a half later. However, as “Paul” grew up it became obvious that he didn’t resemble other members of the Fronczak family. In 2012 he got his DNA tested and it turns out he’s not his parents’ biological child. So the investigation into the kidnapping began anew, but it started over thirty years late.
The woman who abducted Baby Paul has never been identified. I’m guessing she either raised him as her own or passed him on/sold him to a family who did. There’s every chance in the world that there’s a man out there, fifty years old, who has no idea who he is and no idea that he has no idea.
Thank you for having my case, and my story be a flashback Friday post, especially on Thanksgiving Day. I am actually working on a lead now that may lead us to the real Paul J Fronczak! I am also getting closer to finding out who I really am. This case is by no means cold, and we are getting closer everyday. I hope you will continue to follow my story; your support, and the support of your readers is very important, and very appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to all, and thank you very much. Sincerely, Paul Joseph Fronczak
i cannot in any way come close to the abovenoted comment [wow], but i did wanna add that this is probably the best article i’ve ever read on slate, & it has a lot to do w/ this case:
have a halfway decent holiday everybody.
[apologies for the link mess. i’ve never had that happen before, if i could edit it, i would.]
Over fourty years late, actually.
This is fast becoming my ‘pet’ case- I actually worked at the hospital Paul was kidnapped from (many, many years later). Mr. Fronczak- I pray for you to find your true identity someday.
Paul thank you for posting. I was actually just wondering yesterday if there was an update on your case. I visited your FB page. Good luck, what a fascinating mystery this is and I hope we all have answers soon.