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Etan Patz’s Mom Testifies At Trial Of Maple Shade, NJ Man

The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago testified Monday that he was trusting and eager for independence, but also scared of being lost or alone.

02/02/2015

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Man Asks Court To Toss 1979 Etan Patz Murder Case

A man’s confession in one of the nation’s most notorious child disappearances was false, peppered with questionable claims and made after almost seven hours of police questioning, his lawyer said Wednesday in court papers asking a judge to dismiss the murder case.

04/17/2013

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Maple Shade Man Indicted In 1979 Death Of NYC Boy Etan Patz

The suspect in the infamous 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old boy from his New York City neighborhood has been formally charged with murder and kidnapping.

11/14/2012

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Police Search NJ Home Of Man Charged With Murdering Etan Patz

Armed with a search warrant, more than a dozen officers and a NYPD Crime Scene Unit van arrived at the Maple Shade, N.J., home of Pedro Hernandez on Wednesday afternoon.

06/06/2012

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Prior Confession In Etan Patz Murder Case?

Pedro Hernandez was arrested last Thursday after he reportedly told authorities he killed 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. Now there are reports Hernandez confessed in the early 80s at a prayer meeting in Camden, New Jersey.

05/28/2012

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New Jersey Man Charged With Murdering NY Boy Patz In 1979

Thirty-three years to the day after 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished without a trace while walking to catch a school bus, a man accused of strangling him and dumping his body with the trash was arraigned on a murder charge on Friday in a locked hospital ward where he was being held as a suicide risk.

05/25/2012

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Man Arrested In 1979 Disappearance Of NYC Boy Patz

A man has been arrested in the 1979 disappearance of a 6-year-old New York City boy. It’s the first arrest ever made in a case that helped give rise to the nation’s missing-children movement.

05/24/2012