New Years Day Mystery Still Haunts City

David Paul's Gravesite ceremony
Photo by Devin Leith Yessian of the Record Journal


January 2, 1988 was a cold, bitter day and while many people were busy recuperating from celebrating the New Year, a horrible death had just occurred. While walking along a wooden path in the southern part of the Connecticut city of Meriden, a woman thought she saw a little doll wrapped in pink and white blankets nestled against a tree in an empty company parking lot. As the woman approached closer she made the grisly discovery that it was a dead 7 1/2 pound blue eyed, blonde haired boy. The newly born infant had died from the extreme cold in a few short hours.

Gravemarker for Unidentified Infant found on January 2, 1988 in Meriden, CT
Photograph by David Zajac of the Record Journal

The boy was given the name, David Paul by a pastor at a local church. The name means beloved little man. It’s been almost twenty years, since David Paul’s lifeless body was found. It is suspected that he was abandoned by a female (most likely his mother) and police are looking to find her.

With the popular usage of family ancestry websites, it is possible that David Paul’s DNA will lead to either one his parents.  In 2018, the technology has helped crack many cold cases including that of a serial killer in California who is responsible for over a dozen murders and fifty rapes.  Maybe 2019, will finally give us an answer as to who this child is and why he was left to die the way he did.

There is a 20,000 dollar reward being offered in this case. If you have any information about the death and abandonment of David Paul, please call the Meriden Police Department at 203-634-3784.

For more information visit this article about David Paul

UPDATE: January 14, 2020, David Paul’s mother has been identified as Karen Kuzmak-Roche.  She was 25 years old at the time and gave birth alone.  After she had left her son in a parking lot, she had called the local fire department, to “tell them to look for something there”.  Due to the statute of limitations, charges are not expected.  Police are still trying to verify who David Paul’s father is but do not believe he had anything to do with the crime.  

(Source: The Record Journal)


Police Still looking for Clues in Murder of Providence Woman

Unsolved murder of Rhonda Travers in Warwick, Rhode IslandIt was June 20, 1987, when Rhonda Lee Travers body was found about 12:40 p.m. in a wooded area next to the Leviton Manufacturing dump in Warwick by an individual walking across the site.   Despite a intensive search no weapons were found at the scene.  Newspaper articles state that Travers had been dragged by her feet from a car to where she was found.  There did not appear to be a struggle at the scene.   The 26 year old had been involved in prostitution.  Some of her belongings were eventually found at a location in another part of town.   Travers was from Providence and lived on Bridgeham Street.  There have been several unsolved murders of woman that were engaged in prostitution in Rhode Island during the time of Traver’s death.  Most of those cases have not been solved.  If you have any information about this homicide please contact the Warwick Detective Division at 401-468-4261. All calls can be confidential. You can also email the Warwick Police at

(Source The Providence Journal & Rhode Island Cold Case Unit)

Bad Husband or Really Bad Luck

Robert Kalosky is either one of the unluckiest men in the world or an evil murderer.

kaloskyHis first wife Paula Kalosky was found dead in 1999 from a gunshot wound to her head at the home she shared with her husband at 206 North Moodus Road in East Haddam.   The Medical Examiner at the time declared the manner of death as a suicide.  Her brother was never convinced that his sister would take her life.  He filed a wrong death lawsuit against Robert and a different Medical Examiner would change Paula’s manner of death to Undetermined in 2004.

sandrakaloskyDespite rumors around town of her death being a murder, Robert Kalosky would marry again.  His second wife 56 year old Sandra Kalosky would be found dead from blunt force trauma to her head and upper extremities on March 23rd of 2018 in the same house where Paula was found dead nearly two decades earlier.   The Connecticut State Police have not named Robert as an official suspect.

For more information about this case please visit True Crime Daily