Sunday, August 26, 2007

William Smolinski now missing 3 years, Waterbury, Connecticut

Family seeks answers 3 years after man vanishes
(08/23/07) NORWALK - Three years after the disappearance of a former
Woodbridge bus driver, a family is asking the public for help in cracking
the case.
Billy Smolinski, 31, became involved in a love triangle that his family
believes went bad. His relatives say he found out his girlfriend was seeing
another man. The two broke up just before Smolinski vanished.
They say the last call Smolinski made was to the man his girlfriend had
been seeing.
With the help of authorities, Smolinski’s family searched the waters of the
Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. They also put up posters.
The family is fighting for answers after they say Smolinski’s former
girlfriend was caught on tape tearing down the posters. The girlfriend’s lawyer
says his client was ripping down the posters because they were placed on private
property with the purpose of harassing her.
No arrests have been made in Smolinski's disappearance.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the FBI in New
Haven at 203-777-6311.

You can also email information to or send information to P.O. Box 123, Cheshire, CT 06410.

A candlelight vigil was held for Billy tonight at 6:30 on the green in Naugatuck. More details from

Tentative Guest Speakers
Linda Smolinski (Billy’s Aunt)
Mike Gaynor (Vigil Program Director)
Father Steve Bzdyra
Deacon Thomas Clifford and Deacon Bob Gordon
Michael Bronko (Mayor of Naugatuck)
Selim Noujaim (State Representative)
John Murray (The Waterbury Observer)
Mike Ward (Private Investigator)
Sam Reiger (Survivors of Homicide)
Doug & Mary Lyall (Missing Daughter, Suzanne, Albany NY)
Jan, Bill Smolinski & Paula Bell together speaking (Billy’s Mom, Dad and Sister)
Singing by Eileen Gordon and Father Steve Bzdyra
Trumpet by Tom Storrace
Keyboard by Steve or Joe Zembruski
A Special thank you from behind the scenes to Bruce, Grace, Mark, and Linda
Smolinski to help get the vigil on track.
Billy’s Uncles and Aunts
Naugatuck Town Hall across from the Green will be open for use of Restroom’s.
Please bring lawn chairs for your seating comfort.

You can view or sign the guestbook for messages to Billy's family by visiting
Banner from Billy's website.

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