New Details About The Remains Of A Woman Who Went Missing 5 Decades Ago That Were Finally Found Buried Under A Police Officer's Home

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Remains Believed To Be Those Of A Woman Who Went Missing 50 Years Ago Have Been Found
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Louise Pietrewicz went missing in 1966.

Louise Pietrewicz was last seen in 1966 and police believe they have found her remains over 50 years later.

The mother of an 11-year-old at the time vanished from her home in Cutchogue, New York, and left behind only her purse on the side of a road. Now, her daughter has finally gotten the closure she was stripped of for five decades.

“You want to bring her home, and when reality happens, it’s like, I can’t believe we finally found her,” Sandy Blampied, Louise’s daughter, told The New York Times Tuesday. “It’s almost like a dream. After 51 years! Unbelievable! Thank God, thank God!”

On Monday around noon police unearthed what they believe to be Pietrewicz’s remains under the former house of William Boken, a police officer she was seeing behind his wife and family’s back.

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“I was in shock,” Blampied told the Suffolk Times. “It’s hard to believe. It hit home after 51 years.”

The former wife of Mr. Boken, Judith Terry, opened up to police about a body that had been buried under the house she and her late husband had shared before they sold it in the 1970s.

A police report obtained by the Suffolk Times stated that Terry admitted her husband had threatened her before.

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“If you keep it up, you will end up in the basement with the other b--ch,” Terry told police Boken had said to her. Boken was later found to be mentally ill and died in 1982, the report said.

Investigators dug into her claims and initially found nothing with a sonar echolocating device so they switched to old-fashioned shovels.

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They discovered a jawbone at about a depth of seven feet and continued digging until an entire skeleton wrapped in burlap was found on Monday.

I said from the beginning — Judy Boken Terry was the key,Blampied told The New York Times. “I said, ‘She knows.’ And she did.”

The case is being treated as a homicide due to the nature of the discovery.

The remains are set to be sent to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office so that the cause of death and identity of the deceased can be determined, the Suffolk Times reports.

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“I prayed for her,” Blampied had said on her wedding day in 1976. “She never saw me grow up. She never saw me get married. The first time I lit a candle for her, I didn’t know for sure what had happened to her.

“Now I know for sure. I prayed for the life she never got to live. Every day I have lived with this, and every day I have missed her.”

Though her mother was unable to watch her grow up or walk her down the aisle on her wedding day, Blampied is relieved she has been found after all these years.

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“She’s home now,” a teary-eyed Blampied told reporters.

Investigators asked for a DNA sample from Blampied to determine if the remains were truly those of Pietrewicz. She said that she did have fears that the remains aren’t Pietrewicz’s but is still hopeful that her beloved mother can be put to rest.

“I think I’ll have her cremated, bring her here, and have her with me for the rest of my life,” Blampied told The New York Times. “I’ve been without her long enough.

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