On Wednesday, December 13, 2006, at about 7:20 p.m., Joanna Lewandowska had just arrived from Poland. She had flown in to Miami International Airport and was supposed to be picked up by her friend, Bohdan Gajewski, whom she was planning on staying with for the next few weeks. When Gajewski didn’t show up at the airport, Lewandowska took a cab to Gajewski’s home at 726 Saint Albans Drive. Lewandowska knocked on the door to the house and when no one answered she went in through the unlocked front door. She took a few steps inside and saw Gajewski lying on the floor surrounded by a large pool of drying blood.
There was no sign of forced entry into the home and nothing was missing. The Medical Examiner’s report stated that Mr. Gajewski had been stabbed multiple times, causing his death. An acquaintance of Mr. Gajewski’s told detectives he spoke to him Tuesday, December 12 at about 8:00 in the morning, which is the last time he was known to be alive.