Etan Patz

American child kidnap victim Etan Patz

Etan Kalil Patz is a kidnapped American child. He was 6 years old when he disappeared in lower Manhattan, New York on May 25, 1979. At the time, news coverage of Patz's disappearance was made into a media circus in the New York City area. He is arguably the most famous missing child of New York City.
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Deceased
2012
home town
New York

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Etan Patz Killer Sentenced To 25 Years To Life
NPR - 10 months
Pedro Hernandez was sentenced Tuesday in the 1979 killing of the 6-year-old New York City boy, whose disappearance sparked decades of investigation and helped create a generation of wary parents. (Image credit: Louis Lanzano/AP)
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Judge Refuses to Throw Out Etan Patz Verdict
Wall Street Journal - 11 months
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Max Wiley denied a request to overturn a guilty verdict in the case of Pedro Hernandez, who was convicted in February of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979.
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Lawyers Seek to Overturn Verdict in Patz Case
Wall Street Journal - 12 months
Attorneys for a man convicted of murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz said Tuesday they will seek to have the verdict set aside, amid “grave concerns” of jury contamination.
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Letter: Etan Patz, Never Forgotten
NYTimes - about 1 year
A reader writes that she felt the horror of the disappearance of the child when in New York.
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Etan Patz case finally comes to an end
Yahoo News - about 1 year
A 40-year mystery was finally laid to rest on Tuesday, as a New York City jury found a former store clerk guilty of the murder of 6-year-old boy Etan Patz, who became the first missing child to appear on milk carton. “The Patz family has waited a long time, but we’ve finally found some measure of justice for our wonderful little boy, Etan,” the victim’s father, Stanley Patz, told the Associated Press.
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WATCH: Stan Patz 'really grateful' for guilty verdict in son's killing
ABC News - about 1 year
The father of Etan Patz says, "I needed to know what happened to my son."
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Jurors begin deliberations in case of 1979 missing boy
Yahoo News - about 1 year
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors have started deliberating in the case against the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in New York City 37 years ago.
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Earlier Suspect May Be Etan Patz’s Killer, Defense Says
NYTimes - about 1 year
Lawyers showed jurors a video of an interview of Jose Ramos, suspected in the boy’s 1979 killing before Pedro Hernandez’s arrest.
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Patz Murder Suspect Defense Seeks to Discredit Confession
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Lawyers for the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz will seek to convince jurors Monday of a central argument of their case: A suspect could tell police that he strangled a child, and yet still be innocent.
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Daughter of Suspect in Patz Murder Testifies Through Tears
NYTimes - about 1 year
Becky Hernandez, whose father is on trial on charges of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, cried in a Manhattan courtroom as she described her childhood.
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In Patz Trial, Defense Calls Former Soho Parent to Testify
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Former Soho resident Henry Gruen said Friday that he didn’t recall seeing Etan Patz at the bus stop the morning of his disappearance while testifying in the trial of Pedro Hernandez, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering the boy in 1979.
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Etan Patz Murder Suspect Haunted by 'Demons,' Witness Says
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Pedro Hernandez, the man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, said that for years he saw shadowy “demons” in his bedroom and an “angel” who watched over him, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.
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Timeline
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    TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 28
    Died in 2001.
  • 1999
    Age 26
    In a special feature on missing children, the New York Post reported on October 23, 1999, that Ramos was the prime suspect in Etan's disappearance.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Age 10
    The day of Etan Patz's disappearance, May 25, has been designated National Missing Children's Day since its declaration by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.
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  • 1979
    Age 6
    When initially questioned by GraBois, Ramos stated that he was “90 percent sure” that Etan was the boy he had taken to his apartment on May 25, 1979.
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    On the morning of Friday, May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz, by himself for the first time, left his SoHo apartment to walk the two blocks to catch the school bus.
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  • 1972
    Born
    Born on October 9, 1972.
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