On the 33rd anniversary of six-year-old Etan Patz kidnapping in NYC, a man was charged with second-degree murder. Now Etan’s family can finally be at ease.
It’s been a long road, but the mystery of Etan Patz‘s disappearance and murder can finally be closed. After confessing to the police he committed the crime, Pedro Hernandez was charged May 25 with second-degree murder.
“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 the day prior.
“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.
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