NY - Amanda Wienckowski, 20, Buffalo, 5 Dec 2008

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    (02/03/2011)

    Two years after her death, Amanda Wienckowski's family creeps closer to finding answers

    Every day, Leslie Brill confronts a nightmare that has haunted her for more than two years. Every day she reconstructs the heartbreaking circumstances of her daughter’s death, informed by the facts that are available to her, and the gaps in her understanding filled by the often dreadful workings of her imagination.

    In the two years since the body of her 20-year-old daughter, Amanda Wienckowski, was found naked and frozen in a garbage tote outside the New Covenant Church on the corner of Clinton and Spring Streets, Brill and her family have pushed relentlessly for Buffalo and Erie County law enforcement either to undertake a serious investigation of Amanda’s death or to release information to the family so they can investigate on their own.

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    The Buffalo News

    It’s long past time to determine how Amanda L. Wienckowski died four years ago.

    The 20-year-old was either strangled or died of a drug overdose, depending on which autopsy you believe. That unbelievable discrepancy should be settled by an independent inquiry. Doing so would not only help a grieving family, it would answer questions about how evidence is evaluated in Erie County. Also, if it is determined that she was strangled, a murder investigation can get under way.

    Two new experts now dispute the original autopsy results, which listed the cause of death as a drug overdose. A respected out-of-town pathologist says that Wienckowski did not have enough morphine in her blood to cause her death. A local ear, nose and throat specialist says that a fractured bone and broken cartilage in her throat indicate that she was strangled.

    Wienckowski’s body was found Jan. 9, 2009, upside down in a garbage tote outside a church at Clinton and Spring streets on Buffalo’s East Side, across the street from the home of Antoine J. Garner. He was the last person known to have seen her alive and has been described by authorities as “a person of interest” in the death.

    Garner is standing trial in an unrelated case in which he is accused of choking and assaulting a prostitute.

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    Fascinating case. lots of visual aids. I thought she was found soon after she became missing. Than I read this..........Amanda Wienckowski disappeared December 5, 2008. Her body was found January 9, 2009. (photo courtesy of Wienckowski Family)...........so where was she?

    27 minute interview with main suspect at this link...at about 1250 or so he said homicide and the reporter corrects him with overdose..could have been a Freudian slip.
    http://http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/notebooks/Full-interview-with-Antoine-Garner

    Thinking about this case
    Do I think he did it?
    Right now I am 50/50
    The balance beam of suspicion.
    If I had to answer yes or no right now I would say NO.
     
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    She was found head first in a garbage tote next to a church on the east side of Buffalo in the dead of winter. That's the first thing a person does after overdosing on drugs :doh:
     
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    Buffalo Common Council Items of Interest February 5, 2013

    Jury convicts Garner of strangulation

     
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    Breaking silence in Wienckowski's death
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    JUSTICE FOR AMANDA WIENCKOWSKI
     
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    County attorney advice noted in Wienckowski dispute
    Law bans appearance by medical examiner



    Despite repeated requests for Vertes to make a public appearance and explain how she concluded Wienckowski died from an accidental drug overdose, County Attorney Michael A. Siragusa told Vertes a state law governing county medical examiners prohibits that from happening.

    &#8220;Your office can only discuss findings to the district attorney or ... the personal representative, spouse or next of kin of the deceased. There is no provision permitting the release of autopsy information to a county legislative body,&#8221; Siragusa wrote, adding that only under a court order would the release be allowable.

    County Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant, D-Buffalo, had pushed for Vertes to appear before the Legislature&#8217;s Health and Human Services Committee last week because of the continued controversy surrounding the 20-year-old Wienckowski&#8217;s death.

    Four years ago, her frozen body was found stuffed upside down in a garbage tote outside a church at Clinton and Spring streets, across the street from the home of Antoine J. Garner. The Kenmore native had gone to Garner&#8217;s home for a paid sexual encounter in December 2008, then disappeared, according to authorities.

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    link here
     
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    article here
     
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    http://buffalo.twcnews.com/content/news/742949/balloons-released-in-memory-of-amanda-wienckowski-on-her-birthday/

     
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    can the dna be rerun????? there were two unidentified men and two unidentified women.
     
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    Seven years after Amanda Wienckowski’s frozen body was found in a garbage tote outside a church on Buffalo’s East Side, her mother says a witness has come forward claiming to have information about her daughter’s death.

    Leslie Brill Meserole said that Thomas Woodman has told her that he saw Wienckowski’s body, still warm, in Antoine Garner’s apartment on Spring Street and later frozen inside a tote. He told her that Garner asked him to help him dispose of the body, threatening to harm him if he told anyone.

    What’s more, Woodman told her that Garner said Wienckowski “got what she deserved.”

    Meserole believes Woodman’s information and other information she has gleaned from police reports she obtained under court order strengthen her long-held belief that Garner killed her daughter and then tried to hide the crime by removing her body from his home.

    Woodman showed up unexpectedly at her City of Tonawanda home on Jan. 9, Meserole said. Woodman said he did not come forward earlier because he was fearful of Garner but wanted to speak that day, on the seventh anniversary of when her daughter’s body was found, because he was haunted by her death, she said.

    http://www.buffalonews.com/city-reg...amanda-wienckowskis-mysterious-death-20160123

    I hope this Garner is tried for her death so he never has chance for parole!
     

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