NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A retired FBI agent who organized the search that led to the 1992 discovery of a 5-year-old boy's remains testified Wednesday in the murder trial of the child's mother in New Jersey.
Ron Butkiewicz said none of the items found with Timothy Wiltsey's remains were conclusively linked to the boy or his mother, Michelle Lodzinski.
Lodzinski reported her son missing in May 1991 from a carnival in Sayreville. His remains were found almost a year later. Lodzinski, who later moved to Florida, wasn't charged until 2014 with killing him.
Butkiewicz identified items found during a 1992 search in Edison, New Jersey. He said they were sent to the FBI to see if they could be linked to Wiltsey or his mother, but the results were inconclusive.
Butkiewicz also said he enlisted the help of Lodzinski's landlady and her husband to take whatever trash Lodzinski threw out and turn it over to the FBI. The agent said the search of Lodzinski's trash came up empty.
Lodzinski is charged with murdering her son. His remains were found in a marshy area several miles away.
She was arrested in 2014 in Port St. Lucie, Florida where she was living.