Dunmore, Lackawanna County (WBRE/WYOU) — The search for Judge Edwin Kosik is over, after he was found safe Thursday evening. The hunt for the former federal judge began early Wednesday morning, after he didn’t return home from a trip to a supermarket.
92 year old former federal judge was known for high profile cases like kids for cash. He was found a few miles from his Covington Township home.
US Marshal Martin Pane said, “It appears to have been two young men walking up in that area.”
Federal officials say two teenagers, Joe Delvechio Jr. and Alec Vanisko – were out for a walk, when they stumbled upon Kosik’s gray Acura. It was parked behind the Dunmore Holiday Inn, on an access road, leading to the woods.
“They looked inside found a wallet not a typical wallet but he had some sort of ID,” Pane said.
Police and the Dunmore K9 treated it like a crime scene, and began to search. A short while later the judge found, lying down, about 100 yards from his car. Officials say he was conscious, and coherent.
“He’s just a tough man who fought in the world war two at the bulge he’s one tough cookie I’ll tell you that,” Pane added.
Judge Kosik was taken to a Scranton hospital. Police said that the judge had been taking medication for memory problems. They do not know how long Judge Kosik was parked at that access road in Dunmore- and their investigation continues.