Published On: Thu, Oct 11th, 2012

Justin Kowalczik’s family evicted from home after body found in backyard

A landlord evicted their tenants after a child’s remains were found in the backyard.

Crime Scene Tape photo/editted pic from FBI.gov

After three days, the landlords said they’d had enough and evicted Heather Kowalczik (the child’s mother) and her family from their Long Island home.

Tuesday they evicted the couple who rented their home and piled their belongings in the driveway.

The landlords, Angela Lancia and her husband, Luigi, told ABC that they’d had enough since young Justin Kowalczik’s body was unearthed on Saturday.

“This is my family’s property for 52 years, I rented it to what I thought was a nice couple, and they turned out to do this in my family’s yard, it’s pitiful what they did to that poor child, and then they made their other children play in that yard,” Angela Lancia said. “Some people got no conscience.”

Police say the infant was buried in the back yard in the summer of 2010. The boy’s mother took cops to the 3-foot-deep burial site this weekend after a social worker confronted her about Justin’s whereabouts. She claims that her live-in boyfriend — but not the father — had something to do with the child’s death, and that he intimidated her into staying quiet.

The father, Robert Rodriguez, is being held by police, but is not talking or assisting with the investigation.

Police have identified him as a “person of interest” in the case.

Landlord Luigi Lancia is furious.

“Why he’s not in jail? Why what kind of system do we have, what kind of system? They find him! What are they waiting for? They’re waiting for evidence!” Luigi Lancia said.

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