It has been more than 20 years since the reported disappearance of Timothy Wiltsey - a five-year-old South Amboy child whose mom said he had gone missing - then said he was abducted - from a Memorial Day weekend carnival in Sayreville on May 25th, 1991. But today, his mother is behind bars, charged with his murder. 47-year-old Michelle Lodzinski - who's been living in Florida - is under arrest there, and being held on $2 million bail on a murder charge. A statement by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office says she was indicted on the charge last week. No word on whether she'll waive extradition to New Jersey.
Lodzinski had always been the main suspect in the case. Authorities say she changed her story several times about her son's disappearance. Timothy Wiltsey's skeletal remains were found nearly a year later in a marshy area of the Raritan Center industrial park in Edison, near where Lodzinski had worked. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey says a "routine, cold case review" led to a new investigation, but would not elaborate on what was new about the case that led to the Lodzinski's indictment, and subsequent arrest. The indictment alleges Wiltsey was killed sometime between when he was reported missing, and when his body was found April 23rd, 1992, and that he was killed in South Amboy, Sayreville, Edison or some nearby municipality.
Wiltsey would have been 29 this year.