In October 2017, we published a 10,000-word story called “Gone” that was accompanied by a nearly hour-long documentary. The story and the documentary concerned the October 1966 disappearance of a Cutchogue woman named Louise Pietrewicz. READ
The remains of Louise Pietrewicz of Cutchogue, who vanished without a trace in October 1966, were unearthed March 19 in the basement of the Southold house her married boyfriend, former Southold police officer William Boken, shared with his wife and children. READ
The Suffolk Times has won seven awards from the National Newspaper Association, including first place awards for feature writing, investigative reporting, sports feature and video journalism. READ
Three Suffolk Times staffers will discuss their reporting on the 1966 disappearance of Cutchogue’s Louise Pietrewicz at a free event being hosted in Riverhead Thursday evening. READ
One by one guests filed in to Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue to pay their respects to Louise Pietrewicz Saturday. READ
Louise Pietrewicz, the Cutchogue woman who was missing for more than 51 years before her remains were discovered in Southold last month, died from a series of gunshot wounds to the torso, the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office has told her family. 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
How did it take 35 years for anyone to find out William Boken was dead?
It’s a question we’ve been asked often since news broke last week of the discovery of human remains believed to be Louise Pietrewicz buried beneath Mr. Boken’s former basement. 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