Family seeks answers 3 years after man vanishes

Three years after the disappearance of a former Woodbridge bus driver, a family is asking the public for help in cracking the case.

Billy Smolinski, 31, became involved in a love triangle that his family believes went bad. His relatives say he found out his girlfriend was seeing another man. The two broke up just before Smolinski vanished.

They say the last call Smolinski made was to the man his girlfriend had been seeing.

With the help of authorities, Smolinski?s family searched the waters of the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. They also put up posters.

The family is fighting for answers after they say Smolinski?s former girlfriend was caught on tape tearing down the posters. The girlfriend?s lawyer says his client was ripping down the posters because they were placed on private property with the purpose of harassing her.

No arrests have been made in Smolinski's disappearance.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the FBI in New Haven at 203-777-6311.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."