Long Island police dig up skeletal remains belonging to a woman missing since 1966

Louise Pietrewicz was 38 when she disappeared on Long Island’s North Fork in 1966.

(The Suffolk Times)

The police are investigating a 52-year-old missing person cold case have found skeletal remains under a house in Long Island wine country.

The remains are probably those of Louise Pietrewicz, who was 38 in 1966, when she disappeared, leaving behind an 11-year-old daughter, The Suffolk Times reported.

Suffolk County detectives on Monday unearthed a burlap sack wrapped around the remains in the basement of a North Fork home that once belonged to Pietrewicz is married, the friend, the weekly paper reported. William Boken, a former Town of Southold cop, died in 1982. He was the prime suspect in Pietrewicz’s disappearance.

Suffolk Police in a house in Long Island wine country where skeletal remains found Monday. The remains are believed to belong to Louise Pietrewicz, who vanished in 1966.

(The Suffolk Times)

“I was in shock,” Pietrewicz daughter Sandy Blampied told the newspaper after being told about the discovery. “It is hard to believe. It hit home after 51 years.”

Boken’s ex-wife, Judith Terry, in a direction from the police to the basement of the house, in which she said that a body wrapped in burlap was buried soon after Pietrewicz family reported her missing, the paper reported.

“I said from the beginning, Judy Boken Terry is the key,” Blampied said. “I said, ‘She knows.’ And they did it.”

Town of Southold police officer William Boken had affair with Louise Pietrewicz when she vanished more than 51 years ago.

(The Suffolk Times)

The Suffolk Times published a long section of the Cutchogue woman disappeared in October last year, the police to reopen the missing person case.

The basement had been searched and parts of it excavated in 2013, no results, Suffolk police said Monday in a press release.

Investigators conducted a new search using ground penetrating sonar to guide them on where to dig.

Louise Pietrewicz


“The remains were taken to the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner to determine the identity and cause of death,” the press release said.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said investigators would release more information about the case at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

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