Long Island Man Killed Uncle, Buried Body: Police

John Frankowski, of New Hyde Park, was reported missing by his son last Friday

Sunday, Mar 9, 2014  |  Updated 8:21 PM EDT
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A Long Island man has been arraigned on charges he killed his 71-year-old uncle and buried the body in the woods. Sheldon Dutes reports

A Long Island man has been arraigned on charges he killed his 71-year-old uncle and buried the body in the woods. Sheldon Dutes reports

A Long Island man has been arraigned on charges he killed his 71-year-old uncle and buried the body in the woods.
 
Jonathan Roman pleaded not guilty Saturday to killing his uncle, John Frankowski, of New Hyde Park.
 
Frankowski was last seen alive on Feb. 27, according to his son, John Frankowski Jr.
 
Prosecutors said the 42-year-old Roman strangled Frankowski and buried the body.

 Roman was arrested Friday after detectives found Frankowski's body in a wooded area behind Roman's home in Coram.
 
"He's the greatest man I've ever met," said John Frankowski Jr. "He was supposed to be the best man at my wedding in three weeks and now I can't even have a wedding because he's gone."

Frankowski Jr. believes his father and Roman had a dispute over money.
 
Roman was ordered held without bail.
 
His attorney from Legal Aid had no comment.

--Sheldon Dutes contributed

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