Newborn baby kidnapped 55 years ago in Chicago found in another state

Newborn baby kidnapped 55 years ago in Chicago found in another state

- Chester and Dora Fronczak's one-day-old baby was kidnapped by a woman who dressed as a nurse

- Though the couple were reunited later with a baby they thought was theirs, a test result decades later proved otherwise

- After 55 years, their real baby was found in Michigan but the had father died years before the discovery

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Mysteries abound and the world never seems to run out of them. Chester and Dora Fronczak’s one-day-old baby who was abducted 55 years ago on April 26, 1964, in Chicago was found in Michigan.

Daily Mail reports that a woman who was disguised as a nurse took the baby with the pretence of taking the child to the doctor but never returned.

Briefly.co.za learnt that after some time of the thorough investigation, the police closed the case when they found out that a two-year-old boy that looked like the child was abandoned in a New Jersey mall.

The couple reunited with the found baby, thinking it was their kidnapped son without any way to ascertain his identity. It should be noted that this was decades before the invention of DNA testing.

The real Paul has not yet shown any interest in meeting with biological mother, his only surviving parent. Photo source: Daily Mail

The real Paul has not yet shown any interest in meeting with biological mother, his only surviving parent. Photo source: Daily Mail
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When the new child, named Paul, was 10 years old, he realised he had been kidnapped when he was a baby. Decades later in 2012, a DNA test he took showed that he was not related to Chester and Dora, reopening the mystery of what could have really happened to their baby.

After due intelligence gathering by investigative journalists, they were able to find the real Paul where he was tracked to a small community in Michigan, known by a different name.

Though authorities would not reveal his identity to the public, the real Paul said he got to know that he had been a crime victim when he was contacted months ago.

He would not, however, say if he will be willing to connect with his biological mother. One thing is sure, he will not be able to do so with his father, who had died several years ago.

On the other hand, the ‘fake’ Paul, when speaking with The Sun, said he had always doubted Chester and Dora were his real parents when he got to know of the abduction case at age 10.

In a quest to find his own real parents, an investigation in 2015 led him to the Rosenthal family and realised that his real name was Jack Rosenthal.

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His mother was an alcoholic, while his father was very mentally disturbed, both of whom are dead.

Sometime in 2013, one Johnnie Harbaugh said his mother, Linda Taylor, may have been responsible for the crime.

One of Taylor’s ex-husbands said she once showed up during the early 60s with a newborn baby boy. Though she was never convicted, her son said she most probably handed over the baby to one of her boyfriends in Tennessee.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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