In 1991, in Sayreville, New Jersey, a boy named Timothy Wiltsey became part of a big mystery. We need to find out what happened to him.
Timothy Wiltsey went missing in the 1990s. They might have found his body, but how he died is still unknown. On May 25, 1991, something strange happened at a carnival. 5-year-old Timothy went missing. His mom, Michelle Lodzinski, said he was gone when she came out of the bathroom. This must have been very scary for them!
It took the police more than 20 years to catch who they thought hurt him, but that person isn’t in jail anymore. People are really curious about what happened to Timothy. In this article, we’ll try to find out.
Timothy Wiltsey Cause of Death
Timothy Wiltsey, a 5-year-old boy, went missing from a fair in New Jersey in 1991. His mother, Michelle Lodzinski, reported that he was missing, but she became a suspect because her stories and actions didn’t match up. Almost one year later, on April 23, 1992, someone walking their dog found something sad near the carnival.
They found Timothy, but he had been there for a long time and wasn’t alive. They found his clothes and blanket too. His body was found in 1992 in a swamp near where his mother used to work.
The people who checked these things said Timothy didn’t die by accident, someone hurt him. But his body was too damaged to know how or where he died.
The reason for death could not be found, so it was ruled a mu*der. His mother was convicted of mu*der in 2016, but her sentence was overturned in 2021 because there was not enough evidence.
Check out the tweet below about the death of Timothy Wiltsey:
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Where is Michelle Lodzinski Now?
Michelle’s lawyers asked the court to change the decision or start over, saying that the prosecution’s case didn’t have enough proof. NJ.com says that her lawyer also said that a mistrial should have been called when it was found out that the jury leader was doing research online.
This member was kicked off the jury, and the defense’s request was turned down by the courts. In December 2021, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled by a 4-3 vote that there wasn’t enough evidence to support the verdict.
Michelle was let out of jail on December 28, 2021. She was 54 years old at the time.
“I’m relieved and extremely appreciative to everyone who assisted me and stood by my side to get me home to my family and friends. Michelle stated at the time, I want to return home to see my children.”
Since she got out of jail, she has tried to stay away from the media and the public.
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What We Know About Timothy Wiltsey’s Background
Timothy Wiltsey was born on August 6, 1985, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His parents were George Wiltsey and Michelle Lodzinski. They met when Michelle visited her brother in Iowa and started dating. Michelle got pregnant and had Timothy, but left George when Timothy was six months old because George was mean. She didn’t like living in Iowa either. George didn’t see Timothy again and didn’t pay money for his care.
Michelle and Timothy went back to New Jersey. They first stayed with Michelle’s sister in South Amboy for two years. Then, they lived in a few apartments in the same town. Michelle had different jobs because she didn’t finish high school. She worked in offices, shops, and as a bank teller. She didn’t want government help, so she got money from her dad and sometimes had two jobs. Her landlord said she was a hardworking single mom.
When Michelle worked, friends, family, or paid babysitters watched Timothy. Sometimes, plans didn’t work out, and Timothy came to work with her. People remembered she often came to work late and sometimes forgot to tell her babysitters if she’d be late. Her main help, her sister and brother-in-law, moved to Florida in 1990 which made things harder. Timothy even stayed with an uncle in Minnesota for a bit so Michelle could save money.
Michelle cared for Timothy. She took him to the dentist, on trips, and saved to send him to a private school. But Timothy missed school a lot.
Michelle had two serious boyfriends. Both liked her and Timothy but didn’t feel ready to be his stepdad. One felt Michelle wasn’t careful enough with Timothy. This boyfriend was worried after a dog bit Timothy. He got engaged to someone else before Timothy went missing.
Another story is about Michelle’s brother’s girlfriend who babysat Timothy once. Michelle called and wanted a man, unknown to the babysitter, to pick up Timothy. The babysitter said no. Later, Michelle made Timothy leave with her then-boyfriend, Fred Bruno. The babysitter felt Timothy was scared of Fred. After Timothy’s body was found, she told police she thought Fred might be involved, but Fred said he wasn’t.
Dateline The Blue Blanket Mystery
Dateline: The Blue Blanket Mystery” is a show about the mysterious case of a 5-year-old boy, Timothy Wiltsey, who disappeared at a carnival in New Jersey in 1991. He was there with his mom, Michelle Lodzinski. Michelle told different stories about that day, which made people suspicious.
This “Dateline” episode, airing on September 1 on NBC, will give viewers a closer look at this old mystery. It talks about how hard it has been to solve the case and how the story has changed over the years. People have been interested in this case for a long time, and the show will share new information about it.
We are still finding out how Timothy Wiltse died. Keep an eye on thetecheducation.com for news. While you wait, read about other famous people who have passed away.