Suspect makes shocking statement – claims he lured 6-year-old Etan Patz with candy, stabbed him and cut up his body. Will there finally be justice for little Etan?
The family of Etan Patz may be one step closer to justice.
A man who has implicated himself in the case is currently being held in custody, Commissioner Ray Kelly of the New York Police Department said on May 24. The police identified the suspect as Pedro Hernandez, who police picked up in Camden, New Jersey on the night of May 23 for questioning in New York City.
Pedro “has made statements to NYPD detectives implicating himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz 33 years ago,” the commissioner said in a statement.
Those statements included enticing Etan with candy, before stabbing the young boy, cutting up his body, and placing him in plastic bags, a law enforcement source told The New York Post.
Pedro is not new to the case, law enforcement sources told NBC 4. He lived and worked in Etan’s neighborhood when the boy disappeared.
Etan Patz was 6-years-old when he went missing in 1979 a block away from his home in the NYC neighborhood of Soho. Etan was officially declared dead in 2001.
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