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Etan Patz

Prosecutors Ask Use Of Hypnosis Be Barred In Pedro Hernandez Trial

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 12.15.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — As one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases heads toward trial, a court is looking at a tool used long ago in the decad...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect's Confession Revealed In Court

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Ma...

Decades Old Confession Key In Missing Boy Hearing

AP | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pedro Hernandez hadn't attracted much attention from police before detectives came to his suburban New Jersey door on a tip one morni...

Trial Set For Accused Etan Patz Murderer

AP | Posted 05.07.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A man charged in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases is scheduled for trial Jan. 5 in New York. Pedro Hernandez ...

Did The NYPD Force A False Confession In The Murder Of Etan Patz?

ProPublica | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Joaquin Sapien and Hanna ...

NY DA: Patz Suspect Beat Wife, Used Drugs

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy in one of the nation's most notorious missing-child cases has a disturbi...

Sex Offender Tired Of Being Linked To Missing Child

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A sex offender jailed in northeastern Pennsylvania says he's tired of being linked to the 1979 disappearance of a New York ...

Etan Patz Murder Suspect Wants Previous Suspect As Trial Witness

AP | Posted 12.25.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK — NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who vanished in 1979 is securing an unusual witness for...

Judge: Man Can Face Trial In Etan Patz Murder

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man charged with murder decades after one of the nation's most infamous child disappearances can be brought to trial, a judge ruled...

Lawyer BLASTS Child Killing Confession

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK — A man's confession in one of the nation's most notorious child disappearances was false, peppered with questionable claims and made a...

Unsolved (And Disturbing) Missing Persons Cases

TruTV.com | Posted 03.04.2013 | Crime

It's a tragic when a person, adult or child, suddenly disappears. Often, the case gets immediate attention from the public. But as investigations l...

NYC's Murder Rate Is Historically Low This Year

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 02.17.2013 | New York

The number of New York City homicide deaths this year, already plummeting to historic lows, is actually lower than police statistics show. That's bec...

Suspect In Etan Patz Case Due In Court; Not Pursuing Insanity Defense

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy who infamously vanished in 1979 while walking to catch a school bus pleaded not guilty Wednesd...

Lawyer: Not Guilty Plea In Etan Patz Murder

Newsday | John Riley | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

Former bodega worker Pedro Hernandez appeared in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday morning, his first appearance after his indictment Wednesday in the ...

Despite Obstacles, Prosecutors Press Ahead On Etan Patz Case

AP | TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The man charged with killing a 6-year-old boy in 1979 made a false confession and will plead not guilty in a case that catalyzed the ...

Charges In Murder, Kidnapping Of Etan Patz

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A man authorities say confessed to the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been f...

NYPD Searching For Evidence In Etan Patz Case

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Detectives returned Friday to the site of a former grocery store in the investigation into the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, a 6-y...

NYPD Search For Etan Patz Evidence Comes Up Short

| Posted 08.10.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor MANHATTAN — The NYPD returned to the former SoHo bodega where Etan Patz was allegedl...

The Search Continues

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Police returned on Wednesday to the site of a former grocery store to look for evidence in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy...

NYPD Officials 'Absolutely Certain' That Suspect Killed Etan Patz

| Posted 08.08.2012 | New York

By Murray Weiss DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — New details have cops "absolutely certain" Pedro Hernandez is guilty...

Hernandez Wrote 'I Killed Him' On Photo Of Etan Patz

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

An important detail has emerged in Pedro Hernandez's confession to the 1979 killing of six-year-old Etan Patz, but authorities are still struggling to...

What If Etan Patz's 'Confessed' Killer Had Had a Lawyer?

Joel Cohen | Posted 08.08.2012 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Pedro Hernandez, the man who has now confessed to murdering six year old Etan Patz 33 years ago, had no lawyer when he decided two weeks ago to confess the killing to the police. Things don't always happen as they do on television.

NYPD Searches NJ Home Of Suspect In Etan Patz Murder

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York Police Department detectives on Wednesday searched the New Jersey home of a man charged with murdering a 6-year-old boy who went ...

In Etan Patz Case, A Complex Question Of Duty

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 08.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Decades before he was arrested in one of the country's most haunting missing-child cases, Pedro Hernandez told people he had killed a...

Where Are Your Kids?

Eva Glettner | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

There are evil people in this world. The kind of people that will dupe a little boy and take his life. You better bet that I'm going to do everything in my power to shield my children from it.