Editor's Note: Paul Joseph Fronzcak sent this letter to his parents on April 18.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I am writing this email to you because this is something very important, and I feel that if I try to speak with you over the phone, you will not fully understand or listen. First, I am your son, and always will be. You and Dad have been wonderful parents, and have shaped me into the person I am today. I love you both and that will be forever.
The DNA test results came back and it turns out that I am not your biological son; I am not the kidnapped baby that you had stolen from your arms on April 27th, 1964. This means that the real Paul Joseph Fronczak may still be out there, alive, not knowing who is. This also means that I do not really know who I am, how old I am, and my genetic background or heritage.
I know that this is hard for you, but this is also about me at this point in our lives. I have been struggling with the fact that I want to know if the real Fronczak baby is still alive and what happened! I also want to find out who I am, and why I was abandoned at a Variety store in Newark, NJ back in 1965.
These questions were getting the best of me so I sent our story in to a remarkable, award winning journalist here in Las Vegas; George Knapp (do a Google search on him). Mr. Knapp was intrigued by the story and wanted to meet with me. We met, and spoke for awhile, and he said he would like to run a story on this national, unsolved case. Mr. Knapp is not like the newspaper men you and dad had to deal with back in 1964; he is a professional, who has a specialty for investigative stories and reporting.
My goal for being a part of this story is based on two separate conclusions; I want to find out if the real Paul J Fronczak is alive and what happened to him; and second: to find out who I am, and what happened to me. This is a national, unsolved case, and with today's media and technology, we might just be able to solve this.
Wouldn't you and Dad like to know what really happened, and who I really am? Like I said, I love you both and you have been wonderful parents. I am not doing this to hurt you or discredit the fabulous job you both did in raising me... This is just about finding out the truth!
I hope you and dad understand, and would like to help with this story. I would really love for you and dad to maybe even meet with, and speak with Mr. Knapp.
CBS news is going to run the story on April 25 here in Las Vegas. I hope that the story will then go national; that would be the only way to possibly solve this terrible crime that took place almost 50 years ago.
I hope you and dad will be with me on this, and be a part of the process. This is very important to me, and having you and dad with me every step of the way would be the greatest thing I could hope for.
Thank you for all you have done for me in the past, and for the rest of our future together.
Your loving son,