Bankruptcy attorney Steve Cozzi who was reported missing on March 21, after vanishing from his bloodied law office in Largo, Florida, is presumed dead
Dr. Tomasz Kosowski, a 44-year-old plastic surgeon from Pinellas County, was arrested by Largo police on March 25, as a suspect in Cozzi’s presumed death
Following the arrest of Florida plastic surgeon on Saturday, a search of his house police said, revealed undisclosed evidence that he was responsible for Cozzi’s disappearance
CCTV footage recorded near the office shows the man pulling into the parking lot in a Toyota Tundra, then leaving two hours later, struggling to load a heavy cart into the truck
The truck with blood stains in several places was found during a search of Kosowski’s home after his arrest
Cops also found a ballistic vest, a substantial amount of blood, bag containing masks, a taser, brass knuckles, duct tape and intravenous sedatives with syringes, black gloves and $250,000 in Kosowski’s vehicle
Cozzi was representing former colleagues the doctor is suing
Dr. Tomasz Kosowski of Tampa, Florida, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge Saturday, March 25, 2023, by Largo Police, in the death of attorney Steve Cozzi
Blood, brass knuckles and intravenous sedatives were discovered in a car owned by a Tampa-area plastic surgeon who is facing a murder charge for the disappearance and presumed death of a lawyer who was representing former colleagues the doctor is suing, prosecutors said in court documents filed Monday.
It comes after the presumed death of the missing lawyer whose body has not been found, court documents said.
Steve Cozzi, an attorney specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation at Blanchard Law, was reported missing on March 21, police said.
Missing Florida attorney Steve Cozzi [seen left in photo with his husband Michael Montgomery], is presumed dead although his body has not been found. He was reported missing on March 21
The murder suspect, Dr. Tomasz Kosowski, 44, was arrested by Largo police in a traffic stop on March 25, according to the arrest affidavit issued in Pinellas County, Florida.
Kosowski who entered a not guilty plea remains in jail.
Cozzi was discovered missing by a colleague, after the lawyer left his wallet, car, car keys and cell phone at the Blanchard Law office on South Belcher Road.
The report said the colleague found blood smeared on the door, stall wall, and the bottom of a toilet in a bathroom.
Other employees told police that there was an ‘aroma of bleach’ coming from the restrooms after Cozzi disappeared.
Steve Cozzi, an attorney specializing in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, was reported missing on March 21. He was representing former colleagues the suspect is suing
Steve Cozzi vanished into thin air from his ‘bloodied’ law office bathroom [photo]. His wallet, phone and keys were found with pools of blood in a bathroom at the Blanchard Law office on S Belcher Road
Police said Sunday that a search of Kosowski’s house had revealed undisclosed evidence that the plastic surgeon was responsible for Cozzi’s disappearance.
Surveillance footage from a CCTV camera placed near the office, shows the man pulling into the parking lot in a Toyota Tundra, then leaving two hours later, as he struggled to get a heavy cart into the truck.
According to court reports, an additional video obtained by police shows that a bag or covering inside the cart, which was in the bed of the truck, appeared to contain what looked like a human body.
After police searched Kosowski’s home as well as the truck, they discovered blood in the truck bed, on the driver’s side headrest, driver’s side floorboard, and garage floor.
The suspect was halted by police during a traffic stop in a Toyota Corolla.
Following the arrest of Florida plastic surgeon Thomas Kosowski on Saturday, Police said Sunday that a search of his house [photo], had revealed undisclosed evidence that he plastic was responsible for Cozzi’s disappearance
After they searched the vehicle, the officers found a ballistic vest, a substantial amount of blood, a bag containing masks, a taser, brass knuckles, duct tape and intravenous sedatives with syringes, black gloves and more than $250,000 in cash the documents add.
Kosowski, who owns Kendall Plastic Surgery Center in Miami and worked at the Laufer Institute of plastic surgery from 2016 to 2018, graduated from Dartmouth and specialized in breast reconstruction.
Kosowski filed a lawsuit suing his former employer, Dunedin Surgical Consultants, LLC., in 2019.
The lawsuit claims Dunedin Surgical Consultants hired a new insurance biller, and that biller allegedly improperly handed insurance claims, and misrepresented claims and the manner in which they were filed.
In several court filings, Cozzi is listed as a legal representative of the defendants in the case, but police are yet to establish a motive.