Justin Kowalczik

Boxes being carried out of Farmingdale, LI home Oct. 9, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

L.I. Home Where Toddler’s Remains Were Found In Backyard Has Been Emptied

The mother’s boyfriend, Robert Rodriguez, has been named a person of interest in the case.


Robert Rodriguez, person of interest in Farmingdale buried remains case (credit: CBS 2)

Investigation Continues After Police Find Remains Of Toddler In Farmingdale Backyard

Police said the remains of Justin Kowalczik had been buried in a shallow grave behind 1 Hallock Street for more than two years but the family never reported the 17-month old child dead or missing.


Scene of investigation at 1 Hallock Street in Farmingdale (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Authorities Find Remains Of 17-Month-Old Boy In Backyard Of Farmingdale Home

17-month-old Justin Kowalczik is believed to have been buried in the backyard for more than two years, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported, while all along Police Major Patrick Regan said the family pretended he was still alive — and the youngest of three.