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Not much to go on here DL Detectives...can you crack the case?

But I'm eager to hear your theories.

"Have you seen Steven Cozzi? The Tampa Bay-area attorney has been missing for days and police say he disappeared under 'suspicious circumstances.' A release from the Largo Police Department says Cozzi was last seen on Tuesday, March 21. Police did not release further details, but said the search for Cozzi is 'active and ongoing.'"

On Facebook, Michael Montgomery, who says he is Cozzi's husband, posted the following: "My husband, the love of my life is missing since Tuesday. I will not stop until we bring him home. Anyone with information should contact the Largo Police Department at 727-587-6730."

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by Anonymousreply 100July 27, 2023 3:15 AM

These stories always make me feel so sad for everyone involved. I’m in California & I haven’t seen him, but I wish I could I help.

by Anonymousreply 1March 25, 2023 9:49 PM

Oh, a gay couple is involved. I might have material for another mini-series.

by Anonymousreply 2March 25, 2023 9:50 PM

I’m watching Quincy ME on CoziTV right now.

by Anonymousreply 3March 25, 2023 9:52 PM

OP here, as much as I know I shouldn't think it when I saw "his husband" in that article, my mind went from "Florida mob hit because he took the wrong case" to "daddy bear hookup on Grindr gone wrong." Hope they find him and he's OK.

by Anonymousreply 4March 25, 2023 9:55 PM

R4- For Tampa, a mob hit is plausible.

by Anonymousreply 5March 25, 2023 10:22 PM

Hope he's okay. He's dorky-cute, probably a great spouse. Look at that smile.

by Anonymousreply 6March 25, 2023 10:29 PM

The post from the husband seems deranged to me so I'm thinking he did it.

by Anonymousreply 7March 25, 2023 10:30 PM

I mean the whole post is me me he doesn't even say the name of the love of his life which always is a red flag to me with people like him. It's the same way my sister talks about the people in her life that she supposedly cares about she never says their names it's always my babies my animals but never their actual names because they're just objects to her.

by Anonymousreply 8March 25, 2023 10:35 PM

Is he an honest lawyer, a Mob lawyer, or a Murdaugh-type lawyer?

by Anonymousreply 9March 25, 2023 10:52 PM

An arrest has been made.

"A Florida plastic surgeon has been charged with murdering a lawyer who vanished from his office during a bathroom break last week—and who worked for a firm representing defendants in a lawsuit filed by the doctor.

Tomasz Roman Kosowski, 44, was arrested Saturday in Tarpon Springs after police searched his home. Authorities did not say if the body of the attorney, Steve Cozzi, 41, has been found."

They haven't revealed yet if the attorney worked on the actual case, or if he was simply targeted because he worked for the firm. So sad.

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by Anonymousreply 10March 27, 2023 1:42 AM

OP pretty scary case. The plastic surgeon (alleged murderer) was being sued and had numerous other issues going on (clearly). The murdered lawyer's firm was representing one of the ladies who is suing the surgeon. The surgeon was quite unhappy about the bad press and lawsuit - guess he snapped.

A strange part is the alleged murderer came into the law office and was able to murder the guy in the bathroom and take his body away without others seeing it right away.

by Anonymousreply 11March 27, 2023 1:48 AM

How the hell is murdering the defendant’s lawyer going to help him?

by Anonymousreply 12March 27, 2023 1:54 AM

R12 Agreed - I feel like the alleged murderer was not thinking rationally. I bet there's more to the story.

by Anonymousreply 13March 27, 2023 1:56 AM

If this is the reason for the murder, he really must be insane:

[quote]In the lawsuit, Kosowski said he began working for Laufer Institute of Plastic Surgery in 2016, mostly doing breast reconstruction surgery. He said the woman Laufer Institute assigned to do his insurance billing didn't file claims and lied to his patients, costing him tens of thousands of dollars and resulting in negative reviews of him to be posted online.

“Dr. K's promising young career has essentially been obliterated” by the woman's actions, Kosowski lawsuit says. “Through no fault of his own, his career was put directly in jeopardy and his reputation has been deeply tarnished.”

He left Laufer Institute in 2018 and had set up his own practice. Laufer Institute did not immediately return a call seeking comment Sunday.

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by Anonymousreply 14March 27, 2023 1:59 AM

That plastic surgeon looks like he has great skin, and some successful work done - guess that was a waste.

by Anonymousreply 15March 27, 2023 2:05 AM

Maybe not!

by Anonymousreply 16March 27, 2023 2:06 AM

This episode of Nip/Tuck is crazy!

by Anonymousreply 17March 27, 2023 2:07 AM

He killed one of the lawyers working for the firm defending the Laufer Institute, but not the woman he said lied to his patients and ruined his career?

by Anonymousreply 18March 27, 2023 2:12 AM

It appears that way, R18

by Anonymousreply 19March 27, 2023 2:17 AM

what evidence do they have that it was him?

by Anonymousreply 20March 27, 2023 2:18 AM

Stupid sexy murderer!

by Anonymousreply 21March 27, 2023 2:18 AM

I hope he is innocent- young, attractive, smart. So much in front of him. Hate to see his life ruined if he he let his anger get to him.

A good lawyer can get him off.

by Anonymousreply 22March 27, 2023 2:21 AM

Something found in his house, though they haven't revealed what (because it's none of our business...)

[quote]“Largo Police Detectives began looking for a suspicious person and vehicle that were seen at the office building the same time as the victim. This led the investigation to obtaining a search warrant on... Kosowski's residence in Tarpon Springs. Evidence obtained from the search warrant led to the vehicle stop of Kosowski on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in Tarpon Springs.”

by Anonymousreply 23March 27, 2023 2:22 AM

r22, so the victim and his family don't deserve justice because the alleged murderer is "young, attractive, smart"? Are you serious with that shit?

by Anonymousreply 24March 27, 2023 2:23 AM

To hell with the killer's appearance. The victim has a kind face. He looks sweet. Poor guy.

by Anonymousreply 25March 27, 2023 2:26 AM

R24 Innocent until prove guilty. I think this is so new and developing we cannot make a judgment. Defendants and murder suspects have rights, too.

My guess is he saw the lawyer in the bathroom and went blank. Temporary insanity happens.

by Anonymousreply 26March 27, 2023 2:28 AM

R26 yeah well, he should be put away forever in case he goes blank again.

by Anonymousreply 27March 27, 2023 2:31 AM

R27 that is not how it works.

by Anonymousreply 28March 27, 2023 2:32 AM

Most surgeons I worked with were massive pricks with God complexes, so I wouldnt be too surprised if he did it.

by Anonymousreply 29March 27, 2023 2:32 AM

R27 to convict, the prosecution has to prove the mens rea. It is extremely hard in a temporarily insane defense to prove mens rea.

by Anonymousreply 30March 27, 2023 2:33 AM

The victim was a hard 42 . And those teefs ! Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 31March 27, 2023 2:34 AM

r26, are defendants' rights dependent on their looks? If not, hoping that he's innocent because he's "attractive" is really gross.

by Anonymousreply 32March 27, 2023 2:36 AM

We all know that the husband did it.

Then ke killed him.

by Anonymousreply 33March 27, 2023 2:40 AM

R32 obviously not.

by Anonymousreply 34March 27, 2023 2:47 AM

R32- This is DL, not Websleuths.

by Anonymousreply 35March 27, 2023 3:31 AM

I searched the plastic surgeon on google. On Vitals.com most of the reviews were five star and of course there was a joke review left today. Most of his reviews were dated 2017 and the first five start from 2010 when he was working at Dartmouth.

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by Anonymousreply 36March 27, 2023 4:14 AM

WebMD had three reviews. One was a joke review left today. One review from 2022 was negative and the patient being unable breathe after surgery and that the surgeon ignored them.

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by Anonymousreply 37March 27, 2023 4:16 AM

If Ryan Murphy ever does a series on this cast, I think he'd cast Cody Fern as the killer surgeon.

by Anonymousreply 38March 27, 2023 4:18 AM

If someone goes "missing" in Florida you can forget it. The gators got him.

by Anonymousreply 39March 27, 2023 4:20 AM

Someone thinks that this Polish potato is "young and hot"?

by Anonymousreply 40March 27, 2023 4:26 AM

Maybe he went to a private island.

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by Anonymousreply 41March 27, 2023 4:31 AM

An update

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by Anonymousreply 42March 27, 2023 6:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 43March 27, 2023 6:39 PM

Am I reading it right that they still haven't found the body (or at least they haven't announced that they found it).

by Anonymousreply 44March 27, 2023 6:58 PM

We’re from Tampa and were in Milan last weekend and met the best friend of the lawyer at a dinner gathering, it’s sad. I’m wondering why the office wasn’t locked or that the attacker needed to check in with reception or to be buzzed in, but thinking he might have taken out a few more victims if it was.

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by Anonymousreply 46March 27, 2023 7:09 PM

Wrong thread, r46?

by Anonymousreply 47March 27, 2023 7:25 PM

R47- Oops, sorry.

by Anonymousreply 48March 27, 2023 7:45 PM

He was sloppy. He got caught

by Anonymousreply 49March 27, 2023 10:21 PM

From r42,

[quote]The building’s surveillance cameras captured a Toyota Tundra arrive at Cozzi’s office around 8:32 a.m. the day of the supposed murder. Moments later, a man identified as Kosowski was seen entering the building, wearing a backpack and gloves, and carrying a large box.

[quote]Five minutes later, Cozzi arrived at his office.

[quote]Around 10:22 a.m., Kosowski was seen leaving the building in different clothes. He was pulling a cart that contained a red bag or blanket, which he was struggling to transport to the Tundra.

[quote]Police said their telephone hearing was supposed to begin at 10:30 a.m. Kosowski attended the hearing from 10:28 a.m. to 11:04 a.m., but Cozzi did not show up.

[quote]Kosowski disconnected from the hearing and was captured at the scene of the crime moments later. Video shows him reposition the cart near the Tundra and struggle to get it into the bed of the truck.

[quote]Cozzi was never seen exiting the business, the affidavit noted.

[quote]The report said Kosowski drove past license plate reading camera on his way home to Tarpon Springs around 11:51 a.m. Tuesday. The camera captured an image of the cart in the bed of the truck with a red bag or blanket containing something resembling a human body.

[quote]On Thursday, police executed a search warrant on Kosowski’s home and found the same Tundra in his garage. Forensic investigators processed the vehicle and found blood in the bed of the truck, the driver’s side headrest and on the floorboard and garage floor.

[quote]Police said Kosowski returned to Pinellas County Saturday and was stopped by police in Tarpon Springs. A search of his Corolla turned up a ballistic vest with “a substantial amount of blood” on it, red and white fibers, and a bag containing a taser, masks, duct tape, brass knuckles and “intravenous sedatives” with syringes.

[quote]“Due to the large quantity of blood located at the crime scene, the defendant’s home and vehicle, along with the fact that the subject removed a container large enough to conceal a human body and the victim was never seen exiting the business on surveillance it is believed that the victim is deceased and the defendant intentionally, by a premeditated design caused his death,” the affidavit said.

Ugh, this wasn't temporary insanity or whatever excuses people were making for him above. He set out to murder someone, and he did.

That poor, poor victim.

by Anonymousreply 50March 27, 2023 10:56 PM

And clearly Cozzi was involved in the case somehow if he was supposed to attend the phone hearing. So it does seem he was targeted, not just the firm.

by Anonymousreply 51March 27, 2023 10:58 PM

That doctor is ugly his chance to smell he's got a weird looking ear and he has ugly lips. Given its Florida I imagine they'll go for the death penalty and he'll probably get it.

by Anonymousreply 52March 27, 2023 11:14 PM

His chin is too small I mean

by Anonymousreply 53March 27, 2023 11:14 PM

Cozzi friends and co-workers describe him as Sweet. And Kind....DataLounge Detectives know where THIS is going...

by Anonymousreply 54March 28, 2023 6:51 AM

The Guardian wrote about this. Wow.

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by Anonymousreply 55March 28, 2023 1:24 PM

I feel so very sorry for his husband. I can't imagine the pain.

by Anonymousreply 56March 28, 2023 8:02 PM


by Anonymousreply 57March 28, 2023 8:03 PM

Kosowski will be played by Jim Parsons in the inevitable Ryan Murphy produced miniseries.

by Anonymousreply 58March 28, 2023 9:15 PM

Dr. K did my ass..

by Anonymousreply 59March 28, 2023 10:23 PM

R58. No. Finn Whitock

by Anonymousreply 60March 28, 2023 10:34 PM

Poor lawyer. Didnt deserve this.

I'd also like to know how a big red blanket/bag with a body inside was wheeled out of a law office on a cart without anyone stopping the guy or asking him questions. And the murderer didnt seem to hide or destroy the evidence or clean out the car either. Dumb Pollack. He hasnt seen ONE episode of Dexter?

by Anonymousreply 61March 29, 2023 12:11 AM

An update. I can't get enough of this case. I look for updates every day

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by Anonymousreply 62April 12, 2023 1:44 PM

So now who will be inheriting all the royalties from Aldi's store-brand pizzas?

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by Anonymousreply 63April 12, 2023 2:20 PM

R5 As well as a humane method of murder.

by Anonymousreply 64April 12, 2023 2:25 PM

He's a young pretty boy doctor. He is going to be VERY popular in prison.

by Anonymousreply 65April 12, 2023 2:31 PM

Lawyer sounds like he was a nice guy who found his calling. Granted I’m a jaded old cunt but gay men—all people—need to expect the worst from most people.

by Anonymousreply 66April 12, 2023 2:39 PM

He looks like a ftm tranny to me.

by Anonymousreply 67April 12, 2023 3:26 PM

You look to me like a troll, R67, but what can we do?

by Anonymousreply 68April 12, 2023 3:40 PM

Thanks for sharing, r62. Very interesting. The whole thing is just so sad.

by Anonymousreply 69April 13, 2023 4:18 AM

Any updates??

by Anonymousreply 70April 19, 2023 2:20 AM

Heh heh.

by Anonymousreply 71April 19, 2023 2:36 AM

Gator apologizes for not reading thread.

The Croc made me do it.

by Anonymousreply 72April 19, 2023 2:37 AM

He sho is ugly

by Anonymousreply 73April 19, 2023 2:38 AM

No motive

by Anonymousreply 74April 19, 2023 2:38 AM

Wow. State state is seeking the death penalty.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 2, 2023 3:19 PM

It's not surprising that Florida would seek the death penalty.

by Anonymousreply 76May 2, 2023 7:19 PM

He was denied bond. The next hearing is scheduled for October. He has been in a shitty county jail since March 25. Far cry from the corridors of Dartmouth.

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by Anonymousreply 77July 16, 2023 5:58 PM

How old are the cunts who think 44 is "young?"

by Anonymousreply 78July 16, 2023 6:26 PM

Old enough to brag about "full heads" or hair, R78.

by Anonymousreply 79July 16, 2023 6:43 PM

of hair*

by Anonymousreply 80July 16, 2023 6:44 PM

Now see? I had a "rush to judgment" here. I totally expected it to be the husband because it's always the spouse.

But *surprise surprise surprise* it's this other guy.

by Anonymousreply 81July 16, 2023 6:59 PM

Hot take- he is innocent and will be acquitted.

by Anonymousreply 82July 16, 2023 7:04 PM

This is a tough one to call. Attractive enough to be innocent? Fug enough to be guilty?

It has yet to be determined.

by Anonymousreply 83July 16, 2023 7:12 PM

R83 I think he's attractive

by Anonymousreply 84July 16, 2023 7:17 PM

I think he's okay looking, so I'm prepared to offer man one--15 to 25.

by Anonymousreply 85July 16, 2023 7:24 PM

Acquitted and license reinstated.

by Anonymousreply 86July 16, 2023 7:31 PM

R78 I’m staring down 65 at the end of the year. 44 is young. I remember.

by Anonymousreply 87July 16, 2023 7:37 PM

I see... I see... we have a very specific Evaluator at r85, I'm inclined to agree with him.

R84 offers us no sentencing guidelines.

R86 is too easy. Boo, you WHORE.

Man One it is then, 15 to 25 years in the slam.

by Anonymousreply 88July 16, 2023 7:40 PM

He looks like he'a going through a Bruce Jenner slow transition. It's the eyebrows.

by Anonymousreply 89July 16, 2023 7:42 PM

He's looking rough in this pic. County jail is not a nice place to be.

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by Anonymousreply 90July 16, 2023 7:52 PM

R7 love you 😂 You aren’t wrong.

by Anonymousreply 91July 16, 2023 7:58 PM

So, do you think he did it?

by Anonymousreply 92July 17, 2023 3:33 PM

R92 Are you an idiot, of course the plastic surgeon did it.

by Anonymousreply 93July 19, 2023 6:39 AM

Revenge of the Nerds. Ugh. Why couldn't they just be cool with their own shit?

by Anonymousreply 94July 19, 2023 6:55 AM

He's innocent

by Anonymousreply 95July 19, 2023 11:18 PM

I think he's innocent

by Anonymousreply 96July 26, 2023 10:19 PM

Who does everyone think is innocent? The husband. or the plastic surgeon?

I'm easily confused, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 97July 26, 2023 10:46 PM

How could we tell if the husband is innocent, r97? There hasn’t even been a photo of him yet.

But yeah, looks like the plastic surgeon, who was representing himself in his claim against his former medical practice, did it. Claimed the practice bilked him out of $$ earnings and caused reputational damage and lost income. Said the lawsuit was taking too long.

So what does he do? He murders defense counsel. That oughta hurry things up.

by Anonymousreply 98July 26, 2023 10:57 PM

Do you think he will get off?

by Anonymousreply 99July 27, 2023 3:01 AM

R31, no way, his teeth are so appealing and charming—that’s part of what gives him such a sweet look.

by Anonymousreply 100July 27, 2023 3:15 AM
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