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Michelle Lodzinski returning the New Jersey to face trial in son’s death

Stuart County Municipal Building
Stuart County Municipal Building

Today, as a follow-up to the news story reported by this Examiner, last month, the 23 year-old case may be coming to fruition. As reported again by the Home News Tribune today, Michelle Lodzinski has been held without bail since her arrest on August 6th.

Many New Jersey residents remember when her five year-old son, Timothy Wiltsey went missing at a Sayreville carnival, while she was buying him a soda. His remains were discovered by a bird watcher in a remote area of Raritan Center over a year after his disappearance, when his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sneaker was found.

Ironically, she was arrested on August 6th, which happened to be Timothy’s 29th birthday, when they apprehended her without notice, as she was picking up her two teenage sons to get them ready for the upcoming school year.

She has lived in Florida and worked for the last ten years as a paralegal for a law firm handling civil cases. Her lawyer, Robert J. Watson, advised in a telephone interview on Wednesday. He stated that, “she is looking forward to being able to let the facts speak and get this behind her.”

She is expected to be transferred to New Jersey in about a week. She has long since become a suspect in her son’s disappearance, but no information has been released, as to how they made the determination to press charges on the long cold case. She has been held in the Martin County Jail in Stuart, Florida on $2 million bail and the method of transporting her to New Jersey has yet to be determined.