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NJ mom arrested 23 years later for son's murder

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Twenty-three years after Timothy Wiltsey, then 5, went missing in North Jersey and was found dead, his mother — who had been the prime suspect all along — has been arrested for his murder, reports say.

Michelle Lodzinski, 47, was arrested in Jensen Beach, Fla. by local and Middlesex County, N.J. authorities after a grand jury handed-up a one-count indictment charge this week.

In May of 1991, Lodzinski told authorities that her son Timothy went missing after she stood in line to buy him a drink at a carnival in Sayreville, N.J. Nearly a year later, the boy's remains were found in Edison, N.J. where Lodzinski used to work, reports said.


The indictment said that Lodzinski, then 23, killed the boy in South Amboy, Sayreville, Edison or another Middlesex town after she reported him missing. However, the mother's story changed several times over the next week, reports say. She had admitted to authorities she made up a story but still proclaimed her innocence.

Lodzinski had not been charged in the case until Wednesday night. She is presently in Martin County Jail in Stuart, Fla. and bail has been set at $2 million. She has two other children.

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