James Brzyski, infamous Philly priest, found dead in Texas motel


September 13, 2017

By Maria Panaritis

[Note: See the entry for James Brzyski in the accused priest database of BishopAccountability.org.]

James Brzyski, a defrocked Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest once described as one of the region’s most monstrous sexual predators, but who eluded prosecution after allegedly abusing dozens of boys in the 1970s and 1980s, was found dead Wednesday at a Texas motel.

Authorities confirmed they were investigating a man’s death at the Super 7 motel on Seminary Road in Fort Worth. They had not officially determined his identity or cause of death but said they did not suspect foul play.

One of Brzyski’s former neighbors told the Inquirer and Daily News she was contacted by police about his death, and a clerk at the motel confirmed that Bryzski had been staying there and that a housekeeper found him dead in his room Wednesday morning.

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