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Etan Patz

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  • Ex-prosecutor: 2nd man confessed in NYC missing boy case

    A convicted child molester claimed he accosted a young boy who looked like Etan Patz the same day in 1979 that Patz disappeared, a former federal prosecutor told a jury on Monday at the trial of another man accused of murder in the infamous missing...
  • Obstacles plague 1979 case of missing New York boy

    Obstacles plague 1979 case of missing New York boy
    Trying a man for murder in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz has come with obstacles created by the passage of time: Many witnesses, including the lead detective, have died. Memories of those still alive have faded. And the piles of...
  • Etan Patz's mom says at murder trial that son was trusting

    Etan Patz's mom says at murder trial that son was trusting
    NEW YORK — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago testified Monday that he was trusting but also scared of being lost or alone. Julie Patz recounted her time living in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood when her...
  • Etan Patz murder trial continues despite discovery of 3 boxes of evidence

    Etan Patz murder trial continues despite discovery of 3 boxes of evidence
    Documents recently discovered from the investigation in a missing boy's case dating back 36 years include notes from a police officer's interviews with people who claimed to have seen the child, Etan Patz, in the apartment building of a man other than the...
  • Etan Patz's mother describes that 1979 day when her son vanished

    Etan Patz's mother describes that 1979 day when her son vanished
    It is a slaying without a body, a crime without physical evidence, and an abduction without eyewitnesses, even though it occurred in broad daylight in Manhattan. But it was a different city and a different world in 1979, when 6-year-old Etan Patz...
  • Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished in New York

    Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished in New York
    Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping. Etan Patz was a...
  • Jury selection begins for suspect in Etan Patz's 1979 murder

    Jury selection begins for suspect in Etan Patz's 1979 murder
    NEW YORK — Thirty-five years after Etan Patz's disappearance helped ignite a national missing-children's movement, scores of prospective jurors filed into court Monday for a murder trial that eluded authorities for decades. About 100 people...
  • Missing boy Etan Patz murder trial jury selection

    Missing boy Etan Patz murder trial jury selection
    NEW YORK — His 6-year-old face became a symbol of parents' darkest fear, animating a national push to find lost children and a cultural shift toward hypervigilant child rearing. As a suspect in Etan Patz's disappearance heads to trial 35 years...
  • Taped confessions of man charged in Etan Patz's killing are admissible

    Taped confessions of man charged in Etan Patz's killing are admissible
    The videotaped confessions of a New Jersey man charged with murdering Etan Patz, the 6-year-old who vanished in 1979 on his way to his school bus stop in Manhattan, can be used in court, a New York judge has ruled. Pedro Hernandez, 53, confessed to...
  • Daum: When parents hover

    Daum: When parents hover
    Since the release of the May 21 issue of Time magazine — the one with an attractive if rather indignant-looking young motherbreast-feeding a nearly 4-year-old child on the cover — much of the country has been abuzz with both admiration and...
  • Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale

    Book review: 'People Who Eat Darkness' is a masterful true crime tale
    People Who Eat Darkness The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished From the Streets of Tokyo — and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up Richard Lloyd Parry FSG Originals: 464 pp., $16 paper Americans have an advantage in reading "People Who Eat...