Missing Children


Opening Statements Today in Etan Patz Case

Friday, January 30, 2015

More than three decades after the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, a trial is opening today for the man accused of his killing.



Judge in Missing Boy Case to Determine if Confession Was Legally Obtained

Sunday, September 14, 2014

A hearing on Monday in the Etan Patz case is likely to feature videotaped confession by suspect Pedro Hernandez.

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Missing Teen's Family at the Heart of Ongoing Search

Friday, October 11, 2013

Exactly one week after Avonte Oquendo ran out of school unsupervised, his family gathered to pray for his return. Meanwhile, the city broadened its alerts to include public transit. Hear the latest, and get an insider's view on what it means to care for a mute autistic teenager. 

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The Takeaway

Cleveland Alarmed After Abduction Case

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Cleveland is feeling a mix of emotions this week after the discovery and rescue of three young women who were kidnapped 9, 10, and 11 years ago and held captive in a residential home for years. The community is celebrating their safe return, but there are also questions and alarm. Connie Schultz, syndicated columnist and Cleveland resident, says the community is reeling.

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New Jersey News

2 Teens Charged in Death of NJ Girl

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A New Jersey prosecutor says two teenage brothers have been charged with murdering a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a recycling bin.

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Children's Safety Concerns Revived in Wake of Patz Search

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


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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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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Caylee's Law Aims to Toughen Penalties for Failure to Report Missing Kids

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Some New Jersey lawmakers want to toughen the penalties for failure to report a missing or deceased child by making them crimes felonies in the wake of the high-profile Casey Anthony case.

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