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Flowers and a bear sat outside the gate, (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Flowers and a bear sat outside the gate, where State Police dug up remains of 17-month-old Justin Kowalczik, of the Hallock Street home where he lived. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Toddler's body buried in Farmingdale yard

Authorities have found the remains of a 17-month-old boy in the yard of a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale.

Facebook.com image of Heather Kowalczik. The body of
(Credit: Facebook.com)

Facebook.com image of Heather Kowalczik. The body of Justin Kowalczik was discovered by police in the backyard of a home shared by Kowalczik, the boy's mother, and Robert Rodriguez, said Maj. Patrick Regan, commander of Troop L in Farmingdale.

Heather Kowalczik in the Warwick Valley High School
(Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

Heather Kowalczik in the Warwick Valley High School Yearbook. (2002)

Luigi Lancia, landlord of the house on Hallock
(Credit: James Carbone)

Luigi Lancia, landlord of the house on Hallock Street in Farmingdale where a toddler's body was found buried, throws garbage out after officially evicting tenants Robert Rodriguez and Heather Kowalczik. (Oct. 9, 2012)

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The attorney and another man remove personal effects
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

The attorney and another man remove personal effects after Robert Rodriguez and Heather Kowalczik's eviction from the house on Hallock Street in East Farmingdale., where a body of a toddler was found buried in the backyard. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Personal effects are removed from the house on
(Credit: Jim Staubitser)

Personal effects are removed from the house on Hallock Street in East Farmingdale where a baby was found buried in the backyard, after Robert Rodriguez and Heather Kowalczik's eviction. (Oct. 9, 2012)

Flowers and a bear sat outside the gate,
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Flowers and a bear sat outside the gate, where State Police dug up remains of 17-month-old Justin Kowalczik, of the Hallock Street home where he lived. (Oct. 7, 2012)

A bear sits outside the gate, where State
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

A bear sits outside the gate, where State Police on Friday night dug up remains believed to be those of 17-month-old Justin Kowalczik, of the Hallock Street home where he lived in Farmingdale. (Oct. 7, 2012)

An investigator walks past crime scene tape with
(Credit: Ed Betz)

An investigator walks past crime scene tape with a State Police officer at a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, NY, where police said they have found the remains of an infant child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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An investigator with a shovel arrives at a
(Credit: Ed Betz)

An investigator with a shovel arrives at a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, NY, where police said they have found the remains of an infant child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

An investigator with a shovel arrives at a
(Credit: Ed Betz)

An investigator with a shovel arrives at a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, NY. Police said the body of an infant child was discovered in the backyard of the home. (Oct. 6, 2012)

An investigator works in an area in the
(Credit: Ed Betz)

An investigator works in an area in the backyard of a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, where police said they recovered the body of a child. The child boy had been buried in the yard since July 2010, shortly after the family moved to Long Island from upstate Orange County, authorities said. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Police talk with investigators in front of a
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Police talk with investigators in front of a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, NY, where police said they found the remains of an infant child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

An area in the backyard of a house
(Credit: Ed Betz)

An area in the backyard of a house on Hallock Street in Farmingdale, where police said they recovered the body of a child. The medical examiner's office is conducting an investigation into the cause of the child's death. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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Police tape blocks off an area in the
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Police tape blocks off an area in the backyard of a house on Hallock Street in Farmingdale, where police said they recovered the body of a child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

A State police car sits in the driveway
(Credit: Ed Betz)

A State police car sits in the driveway of a house on Hallock Street in Farmingdale, where police said they recovered the remains of an infant child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Police tape off an area in the backyard
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Police tape off an area in the backyard of a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale where police said they recovered the body of a child. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Authorities have found the remains of an infant
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Authorities have found the remains of an infant child in the backyard of a Hallock Street home in Farmingdale, State Police said. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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