Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Reward Upgraded To $60,000 [from $10,000] For Recovery Of Billy Smolinski

Thanks To:
Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz,
State's Attorney John Connelly,
Gov. Jodi Rell

Editor's Note: The Smolinski family initially pledged $10,000, which was supplemented by $50,000 from the state reward fund for a total of $60,000.

  • New Flyer One

  • New Flyer Two

  • New Poem -- Echoes Of Silence -- By Billy's Mother, Jan Smolinski

  • Cover-Ups In New London & Waterbury

  • Buried Secrets

  • CBS Without A Trace, Scroll To Sept. 14, 2007 For Text & Video

  • Shocking Bomb In Smolinski File ... WERE ALL THE FILES PRODUCED?

  • CT Post Story On Smolinski Search

  • News Brief In Waterbury Republican-American, 4-1-08


    Reward offered for information about fate of missing city man

    Gov. M. Jodi Rell has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case of a Waterbury man who has been missing for more than three years.

    In August 2004, Billy Smolinski Jr. went missing from his Waterbury home, leaving behind his keys, wallet and dog. His family has criticized the re­sponse of Waterbury police, who are now assisted in the investigation by the FBI.

    After a meeting with Smolinski’s family, State Victim Advocate Michelle Cruz asked Waterbury State’s Attorney John A. Connelly would write Rell requesting the reward.

    “It is the opinion of the Waterbury Chief of Police, Neil O’Leary, that foul play is suspected in Mr. Smolinski’s disappearance and the case is now be­ing treated as a homicide,” Connelly wrote.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    I always believed it was a homicide, and although the reward money is great, what really needs to happen is for the FBI to get more active and start questioning people involved. They should start with the last ones to see Billy Smolinski alive. And the politics should be removed. This is a homicide investigation now, so law enforcement must take it up a lot of notches.

    Frankly, until the United States Attorney hauls some people before a Grand Jury or the State Attorney applies for a Grand Jury investigation and compels testimony from witnesses and suspects, I fear the case will remain unsolved.

    I think about this outrage of corruption on a regular basis, but surely not as much as Billy's family. Perhaps others could see their pain and work harder to seek justice.