Following their story on the final report in the Louise Pietrewicz homicide investigation, Times Review Media Group editors Grant Parpan and Steve Wick talk about what they learned this week, the questions that still exist and the conclusion of an 18-month reporting project.
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Speaking with Southold police investigators in March 2018, shortly before the remains of a Cutchogue woman missing for more than 50 years were discovered, the former wife of the suspected killer revealed that she had told one person about the murder: the man who had been chief of police when it occurred. READ
DNA testing has confirmed that human remains discovered last month beneath the basement of a home on Lower Road in Southold are of Louise Pietrewicz, a Cutchogue woman who vanished in October 1966. READ
For Sandy Blampied, the news that arrived Monday — that remains believed to be her mother’s were discovered buried in the basement of a house in Southold — has brought peace.
“Oh my God, this is indescribable,” she said. “This was something we had always hoped for, but when it happened I could not believe it was true.” READ
Remains believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz, a Cutchogue farmer’s wife who vanished suddenly in October 1966, were unearthed Monday in the basement of the Southold house her married boyfriend, former Southold police officer William Boken, shared with his wife and children. READ
The truth arrived in Southold Monday morning when Suffolk County investigators and town detectives dug deep into the basement of a house on Lower Road and found skeletal remains wrapped in burlap. READ
Following Monday’s discovery of skeletal remains believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, Suffolk County Police are officially calling the 51-year-old case a homicide investigation, chief detective Gerard Gigante said at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Yaphank. READ
The Suffolk Times’ three-part documentary series on the 1966 disappearance of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue premiered in October 2017.
Remains believed to be those of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, who vanished without a trace in October 1966, were unearthed Monday in the basement of the Southold house her married boyfriend, former Southold police officer William Boken, shared with his wife and children. READ
For the second time in her troubled 16-year marriage, Louise Pietrewicz left her husband. READ