Etan Patz’s Murderer Arrested — Mystery Solved

Thu, May 24, 2012 10:11pm EDT by 10 Comments
Etan Patz Case Solved

Pedra Hernandez confessed to being guilty for kidnapping and murdering six-year-old Etan Patz 33 years ago and is now behind bars. The case can finally be laid to rest.

Almost 33 years to the day he was brutally murdered and disposed of, Etan Patz will finally have the justice he deserves. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested on charges of second-degree murder May 24, after confessing to the unspeakable crime.

“He was remorseful, and I think the detectives thought that it was a feeling of relief on his part,” New York police Commissioner Ray Kelly said during a news conference.

“He brought them to the scene of the crime, which is now a store that sells eye glasses,” the commissioner said, describing the horrible scene. “Hernandez described to the detectives how he lured young Etan from the school bus stop at West Broadway and Prince Street with the promise of a soda. He then led him into the basement of the (store), choked him there, and disposed of the body by putting it into a plastic bag, and placing it into the trash.”

Pedro was only 19 when he killed Etan, who became the first “milk carton kid.”

Even though it took decades to solve the crime, we’re so relieved Etan’s family can finally have some closure.

[CNN]
[NY Post]
[NBC 4]

More On The Etan Patz Case:

  1. Etan Patz Murderer Found? — Man In Custody For His Disappearance
  2. Etan Patz Search Ending — FBI: No Evidence Found
  3. Etan Patz Case Reopened 33 Years After He Went Missing — FBI Has New Evidence

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kam

Posted at 11:26 AM on May 27, 2012  

i feel sorry for this family and etan. i cant believe it. etan so cute and wonderful child. i wish i could kiss him cuddle him .he is so sweet. but his fate was so crule to him. i was only 10 when it happened. he would of been a grown man. today if he was life. his chilhood snatched from him is so cruel. why did he ask his parents to walk alone that day. wish it didnt happen. love to the patz family. god bless you.

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ivette

Posted at 10:02 PM on May 25, 2012  

FOR A BEAST LIKE THIS THEY SHOULD BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY, I WOULD VOLUNTEER TO PULL THE SWITCH.

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jim brunzel

Posted at 1:26 PM on May 25, 2012  

he should get the chair

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Trini

Posted at 12:17 PM on May 25, 2012  

Hmmm…Finally….God Bless you Etan

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Trey trey

Posted at 3:32 AM on May 25, 2012  

In Africa, This dude will not have the pleasure of a prison life’ he will be hanged! Cuz dat kid looks too innocent…damn the American human rights B.S..

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Abimbola Adesanya

Posted at 2:15 AM on May 25, 2012  

The spirit of d bot led d murferer to confession. Good job NYPD.

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Erika

Posted at 1:44 AM on May 25, 2012  

Why? Why just strangle a child and dispose of him. What is the purpose of that? Makes me so angry that this adorable little boy was taken from his family and never allowed to have a future. :(

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michelle

Posted at 1:26 AM on May 25, 2012  

I am shocked that he was lured over a soda!! When I was a child back in the late 80’s that would have never worked on me. I feel sorry for the family. Thats a long time to wait for closure.

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me

Posted at 12:03 AM on May 25, 2012  

always had this case on my mind since i was a kid myself, glad the murderer of a child is behind bars, rip etan!

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Browneyez

Posted at 10:17 PM on May 24, 2012  

I hope that his family can finally get the peace that they so long have searched for.

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