The search for what happened to missing child Etan Patz may have finally come to end on Thursday, when a man implicated himself in the boy's disappearance and death.
Police arrested Pedro Hernandez, 51, after he confessed to luring the boy with the promise of a soda and then strangling him. It is the first arrest in the thirty-three year old case.
Patz went missing in SoHo in May 1979. His disappearance was a national story — Patz was famously the first missing child to appear on a milk carton, and sparked a nationwide movement focused on missing children.
The newest break in the case has been receiving "full-court press" from local and national news outlets. In New York, some stations broke into regularly-scheduled programming with Mayor Bloomberg's press conference about Hernandez's confession.
City newspapers also splashed the story on Friday morning. Below, see how they covered the story.
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