It took 15 years and a child abuse case, but Tony Wawrzynski believes he's finally found his son.
According to the Associated Press, Wawrzynski hadn't seen his son, Mitch Comer, since he was 3 years old, when Mitch's mother took off with the child. Despite years of searching, Wawrzynski hadn't been able to track them down.
That changed this week when Comer's mother, Sheila, and her husband, Paul, were indicted on child abuse charges in Georgia. The charges against the Comers were filed after police found Wawrzynski's son, now 18 years old, wandering around a bus station in Los Angeles.
Mitch weighed an anemic 87 pounds as a result of years of alleged starvation and neglect, locked in a bedroom at the hands of his mother and stepdad. They allegedly abandoned him off at the station days after turning 18, reports WSBTV.
Investigators reached out to Wawrzynski after they found a discarded letter from him at the Comer residence in Georgia. One of many that went unanswered, adds UPI.
“It’s been really hard on me, I mean, me and Mitch when he was a baby, we were really close,” Wawrzynski said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We were inseparable. When Mitch was a baby, I was the one that fed him. I was the one that changed his diapers.”