The family of a five-year-old girl who was murdered and molested is horrified after discovering that her killer lives unsupervised near schools and daycare centers.
Tim Kosowicz was 22 when he strangled Chloe Hoson and choked her with two shopping bags after entering his caravan in 2003 to play with a kitten at Lansvale Caravan Park, west Sydney.
He then abused the five-year-old’s lifeless body, stuffed her in a duffel bag and threw her into a nearby creek, but managed to avoid a conviction because he told psychiatrists voices told him to kill and was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
On Tuesday, the little girl’s uncle said that discovering his niece’s killer among young families in Carlingford, northwest Sydney, is in Chloe’s memory like a ‘slap in the face’.
Kosowicz admitted to strangling Chloe (pictured) after she knocked over his bowl of cannabis
‘It must be wrong. I mean, five schools, nurseries so close together, ”said Peter Chalker 7 News.
Kosowicz lives in a townhouse within walking distance of Carlingford West Public, One School’s Global Sydney Campus in Oatlands, Carlingford West Kindergarten, The King’s School and Cumberland High School.
He also lives a stone’s throw from a number of nurseries.
Mr. Chalker added, “For me, as her uncle, I feel like it’s just a slap in the face for her. They don’t care about the victims. ‘
Chloe Hoson’s Uncle Peter Chalker said, “It must be wrong. I mean, five schools, nurseries so close together ‘
Pictured: Tim Kosowicz walked among the community in Carlingford, northwest Sydney, last week after being released from a mental hospital
Kosowicz lives in a townhouse in Carlingford in northwest Sydney, close to schools and daycare centers
After local parents said they were shocked to learn that the child killer lives near their family, the state government told the network he could be transferred to a safer location where his movements can be closely monitored.
Senior government sources said they are “unhappy” with its location so close to school children.
“His privacy counts for nothing,” said One Nation NSW leader Mark Latham.
‘If you kill a child, you lose it. And notify the immediate neighbors, they have the right to know. ‘
Chloe (pictured) was killed after running to her Kosowicz’s caravan next door to play with his cat
Chloe (pictured) didn’t die immediately, so Kosowicz covered her head in plastic bags then meddled with her body before being dumped in a creek
Government authorities have also been inundated with requests from terrified Sydneysiders to change the laws so that if an offender is not convicted on a mental illness verdict, community members are told where they are and whether they are likely to insult again.
Parents told the network on Monday that they were unaware that Kosowicz lived so close to their loved ones, and were shocked to find out.
“It’s scary, that’s the first thing that came to mind,” said one mother.
Another said he has three daughters.
“We need to know who lives here, if there are any [person like this] here we need to know, ”he said.
New South Wales Supreme Court ruled Kosowicz (pictured) not guilty of murder due to mental illness
After avoiding a conviction, the killer spent 15 years in the forensic psychiatric ward at Morisset Hospital before being quietly released into the community in 2019.
Hours before her death, Chloe’s mother was cleaning her caravan when her daughter came running inside.
After her mother told her to go out to play, Chloe ran to her Kosowicz’s caravan next door to play with his cat.
Kosowicz admitted to strangling Chloe after she knocked over his bowl of cannabis.
Chloe didn’t die immediately, so Kosowicz put her head in plastic bags and then interfered with her body before being dumped in a creek.
Karina Beharrell (pictured) previously said she has thought about her daughter Chloe every day since her death in Sydney in 2003
“She threw my jar on the ground and then I lost the lot,” he said.
“Then I passed out and then I strangled her in my bedroom.”
The New South Wales Supreme Court ruled that he was not guilty of murder due to mental illness.
Chloe’s father Michael Hoson said at the time, “Change the system to get started. Regardless of whether you are healthy, insane or whatever, you do the time. ‘
In April 2018, the detective working on the case revealed terrifying camera footage of Kosowicz carrying Chloe’s body in a gym bag before dumping her at a creek.
Five-year-old Chloe Hoson’s mother, Karina Beharrell (center, white-topped), comforted by relatives, left Liverpool Court in 2003
Police investigators and forensic officers at the site where five-year-old girl Chloe Louise Hoson’s body was found in 2003
“She was in the bag and he walked with her to the place where he dumped her body,” said Detective Roger Best.
Her mother Karina Beharrell said in 2018 that she has been thinking about her daughter every day since the senseless murder.
Ms. Beharrell has developed agoraphobia and was unable to leave her home, and previously condemned the state’s decision to allow Kosowicz to take to the streets again without spending a single day in prison.
“I felt like justice was leaving the moment he was allowed to come out,” she told 7News.
“My heart has been heavy for a long time, but it has only gotten heavier since I knew it.”