Suspect In Etan Patz Disappearance Taken Into Custody In South Jersey
Authorities have a man in custody who allegedly implicated himself in the kidnapping and killing of Etan Patz, a 33-year-old cold case.
In a possible break in a three-decades old cold case, a man was taken into custody in Camden Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of Etan Patz.
Patz, 6, went missing in 33 years ago as he walked to a bus stop in New York City. His disappearance set off a massive media blitz, and Patz became the first missing child featured on a milk carton.
But, despite the attention, the boy was never found.
A suspect was taken into custody in Camden on Wednesday after allegedly implicating himself in Patz’s disappearance and death, the Associated Press reports. The New York Post names the suspect as Pedro Hernandez.
Reports indicate Hernandez lived in Patz’s neighborhood when the youngster disappeared, but so far authorities have not released details on why they arrested him. The man is known to investigators, according to reports.