There’s a possible litigation connection between the victim and the accused murderer.
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Tomasz Roman Kosowski (Pinellas County Jail)

Florida plastic surgeon, Tomasz Roman Kosowski, stands accused of the first-degree murder of attorney Steven Cozzi. Cozzi was reported missing last week, when he disappeared from his office, leaving behind his wallet, car, car keys, and cell phone. He was never spotted leaving the office building.

As reported by Law & Crime, police connected Kosowski to the crime through blood found in the office bathrooms:

When police began investigating, they noticed a strong chemical odor coming from one of the office’s bathrooms and small drops of blood. Further forensic investigation showed a significant amount of blood in the same bathroom, according to police.

Using surveillance video, police noticed a suspicious person and car leaving the office building around the same time as Cozzi’s disappearance. Detectives were able to build a case and produce a search warrant for Kosowski and he was arrested during a traffic stop.

Police have not released information about a possible motive. Cozzi is listed in court filings as representing the defendant in a case where Kosowski sued his former employer, Dunedin Surgical Consultants.

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