Paul Joseph Fronczak
North American Missing Persons Network
Paul Joseph Fronczak

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Above Images: Right: Composite sketch of how Paul may appear at age 49. (2013)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 27, 1964 from Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: April 26, 1964
  • Age: 1 day
  • Height: 1'8"
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: 1216848
  • DNA: Available

  • Details of Disappearance
    Paul Fronczak was last seen at a a Chicago hospital on April 27, 1964, only hours after birth.

    He was taken by an unknown female dressed as a nurse.

    Paul is listed in NCIC as John Doe with a date of birth of 4/26/1964.

    Parents Chester and Dora Fronczak thought their ordeal was over after authorities determined that an abandoned child found in New Jersey was likely their missing son. The couple raised the boy in Oak Lawn, IL. In 2013, the boy they took in from New Jersey acted on his longstanding curiosity and asked his parents to submit DNA samples for comparison with his own. Tests showed that the boy they raised, could not have been their child. The FBI reopened the missing baby Paul case a few weeks later.

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    Source Information
    The Chicago Tribune