A Texas medical examiner on Friday officially confirmed the identity of James J. Brzyski, the defrocked Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest and suspected child sexual predator found dead Wednesday in a Fort Worth motel room.
The body of Brzyski, 66, was found dead in a Super 7 motel room surrounded by pills and bottles of vodka. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the cause and manner of his death were pending the results of a toxicology report.
A 2005 grand jury report released by Philadelphia prosecutors said he may have molested or raped more than 100 children. But the allegations were too old for Brzyski — or any of the other archdiocesan priests named as abusers in the report — to be prosecuted in criminal or civil courts.