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WNYC News

NYPD Searching NJ Home Confessed Killer in Patz Case

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New York Police Department detectives are in Maple Shade, N.J., searching the home of the man charged with the murder of a 6-year old who disappeared in 1979.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Etan Patz Case Confession

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, talks about some of the skepticism greeting the confession in the Etan Patz case.

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WNYC News

Etan Patz's Mom: I Wish This Could All Be Over

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, told WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show on Wednesday that the FBI remains  skeptical about the confession: "The Patz family ... is the most skeptical of all."

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WNYC News

Mental Illness History of Confessed Etan Killer Could be Key

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The surprise confession of a man in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 has courts exploring the suspect's mental state while authorities work to flesh out the 33-year-old case.

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WNYC News

Mental Illness Claim Raised for Man Charged with Murder of Etan Patz

Friday, May 25, 2012

The man who police say confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz was formally charged with second degree murder. The Manhattan District Attorney's office filed the charge a day after Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez.

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The Takeaway

Man Arrested In Death of Etan Patz

Friday, May 25, 2012

An arrest has been made in the 1979 disappearance of six-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing on his way to school 33 years ago today. The arrest may bring the cold case that first got America talking about missing children to a close. Lisa Cohen, journalist and author of “After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive,” discusses the case's development.

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WNYC News

Confessed Killer of Etan Patz Charged with Second Degree Murder

Friday, May 25, 2012

A man who police say confessed to the murder of schoolboy Etan Patz was arraigned and charged with one count of second degree murder late Friday.

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WNYC News

NJ Man Arrested in Death of Schoolboy Etan Patz

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A N.J. man has been arrested for the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz, the boy who disappeared in 1979 a few blocks from his home. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Pedro Hernandez confessed to the crime.

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WNYC News

FBI Examining Cinderblock Wall in Etan Patz Probe

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

FBI labs in Virginia are examining a piece of cinderblock wall removed from a Soho building half a block from where  6-year-old Etan Patz had lived, federal officials close to the investigation confirmed to WNYC.

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WNYC News

Children's Safety Concerns Revived in Wake of Patz Search

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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The recent search for the missing school boy Etan Patz, who disappeared 33 years ago after walking alone to the bus stop, has reignited an age old debate: at what age should parents give their kids more freedom?

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WNYC News

Basement Search for Clues to Etan Patz Disappearance Ends

Sunday, April 22, 2012

An excavation of a Soho basement that began Thursday yielded no obvious remains to help authorities solve the mystery of the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.

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WNYC News

Basement Excavation Continues as Officials Search for Etan Patz

Saturday, April 21, 2012

NYPD officers and FBI agents continue to search a Soho basement for remains of a 6-year-old boy who disappeared in 1979.

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WNYC News

Information Forensic Evidence Can Yield After 30 Years

Friday, April 20, 2012

It’s been more than 30 years since Etan Patz disappeared. While law enforcement official dig up a Soho basement in search of clues, Dr. Lawrence Kobilinsky, a forensic scientist at John Jay College Criminal Justice, discusses  the likelihood of finding remains at the site and how the FBI — if they find something — will determine whether it belongs to Etan.

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The Takeaway

Searching for the First Milk Carton Boy, Etan Patz

Friday, April 20, 2012

On May 25th, 1979, six-year-old Etan Patz waved goodbye to his mother at his front door in Soho to take the bus by himself to school for the very first time. Etan never made it to school, and President Ronald Reagan named May 25th National Missing Child Day in his honor. Now, 33 years later, police began scouring the basement of a building just two blocks from his home, following a lead that there may be evidence there. Janet Babin, reporter for Takeaway partner WNYC, was at the scene yesterday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Etan Patz Case

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ailsa Chang, WNYC reporter, and Lisa Cohen, journalist and author of the book, After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive, discuss the latest in the renewed efforts to find out what happened to Etan Patz, who disappeared 33 years ago.

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WNYC News

FBI, NYPD Resume Search for Etan Patz, Missing Since '79

Friday, April 20, 2012

As many as 50 NYPD officers and FBI agents using jackhammers and saws began digging in a Soho basement Friday where a cadaver dog detected human remains in recent weeks, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.

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WNYC News

Search Resumes for Missing Schoolboy Etan Patz After 33 Years

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dozens of NYPD officers FBI agents began scouring the basement of a Soho building Thursday, hoping to find evidence linked to the infamous 1979 disappearance of schoolboy Etan Patz.

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