Etan Kalil Patz ** New York City, NY * 1979

Etan Kalil Patz ** New York City, NY * 1979

Etan Kalil Patz

Missing since May 25, 1979 from New York City, New York

Classification: Non-Family Abduction

6 years
White Male
3'4"
50 lbs.
Brown hair
Blue eyes
D/O/B - October 9, 1972
Case# KFBC26321
NCMEC# NCMC603392
NCIC# M-095614454

Clothing - Etan was wearing a black Future Flight Captain pilots cap; blue corduroy jacket;
blue pants; and blue sneakers with fluorescent stripes along the side.
He was carrying a blue bag imprinted with an elephant design.

DNA - Available

Etan was last seen walking to a bus stop in New York City, NY on Prince Street and Wooster Street at approximately 08:00.
He was en route to school and it was the first time he walked to the bus stop on his own.

Jose Ramos, a known pedophile currently serving time in a Pennsylvania prison for child abuse charges, is the prime suspect in Patz's disappearance. Ramos was a drifter and former mental patient who had a history of luring young boys while traveling across the United States in the 1970's. Ramos was in New York City at the time of Etan's disappearance and was an acquaintance of a former employee of the Patz family, a woman who escorted Etan to school during a short-lived bus-strike in 1979. The police believe Ramos may have been stalking her, that leading him to Etan. He also claimed he was with a child fitting Etan's description the day the boy vanished. He states that he approached the boy by saying he was a friend of the woman who used to work for the Patzes. A former cellmate of Ramos' claimed that he confessed to Etan's abduction and murder in 2000, claiming that he killed him and that authorities never will find the body.

The Patz family filed a wrongful death civil suit against Ramos and in May of 2004 the judge ruled that Jose Ramos is responsible for the disappearance and presumed death of Etan Patz. The judge declared Jose R. Ramos responsible for the boy's death because he disobeyed her orders to answer deposition questions under oath for a lawyer representing Etan's parents.
Etan has never been located.

Contact --
New York office of the FBI
212-384-1000
OR
New York City Police Department
Detective Frank Saez
1-212-694-7781

http://www.ncmec.org/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&caseNum=603392&orgPrefix=NCMC&seqNum=1&caseLang=en_US&searchLang=en_US

https://www.findthemissing.org/en/cases/6501/0/

http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/123dmny.html

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Comment by Brenda on September 28, 2012 at 10:54pm


Comment by Brenda on May 24, 2012 at 10:18pm

Pedro Hernandez charged for Etan Patz murder
8:17 PM, May 24, 2012 | 0 comments

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Video: Hernandez lured Etan Patz

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Video: Soho neighborhood Etan Patz lived in

Video: Neighbor talks about Etan Patz suspect

Video: Pedro Hernandez has been arrested

Etan Patz. (AP File)
New York (CNN) - A sad ending for a New York boy who helped draw national attention to the plight of missing children.

New York authorities have now made an arrest in the disappearance of Etan Patz, more than three decades after he vanished.

The 6-year-old left home in SoHo to walk to his school bus stop on May 25, 1979 and was never seen again.

Now, almost exactly 33 years to the day of the boy's disappearance, police have charged a former stock clerk.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly tells reporters Pedro Hernandez lured Patz into a neighborhood store with the promise of a soda.

"This evening, the New York City Police Department is announcing the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, age 51, of Maple Sherry, NJ for the murder of Etan Patz," said New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. "Hernandez confessed to choking Etan 33 years ago tomorrow in a basement at a bodega located at 448 West Broadway in Manhattan."

Kelly also says investigators were tipped off about Hernandez by someone who knew him, and that Hernandez has provided a signed confession in the murder of the little boy.

http://www.ksdk.com/rss/article/321219/3/Man-charged-for-Etan-Patz-...

Comment by patricia pike on May 24, 2012 at 6:46pm

Even though the cops seem skeptical of Mr. Hernandez's information, he said he put the body in a box and then placed the box in an alley.  The cops need to ask him the location of the alley and then see if they can find out when the garbage was picked up from that alley.  Maybe the cops can trace where the sanitation brought the items they picked up that day.  It's a long shot but the cops have to try.  The sanitation department probably kept records of those kinds of things in those days.

 

Comment by Brenda on May 24, 2012 at 10:15am

New Jersey Man Confesses in Etan Patz Case
By Alexander Abad-Santos | The Atlantic Wire – 1 hr 12 mins ago
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New Jersey Man Confesses in Etan …
This is big: New York Police may have solved the 33-year-old case of the disappearance and death of Etan Patz. This morning they announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, a New Jersey man who reportedly told police, "I did it."

A few reports came in this morning and NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is supposed to give a full briefing later today. But here's what we do know: According to The New York Daily News' Rocco Parascandola, the suspect is a New Jersey man and was arrested yesterday. And DNAinfo's Alan Neuhauser and Murray Weiss add that the man was picked up in Camden, New Jersey and used to work in the SoHo area. "He told police 'I did it,'" Neuhauser and Weiss's sources said.

Of course this would be a giant break in the 33-year-old case, as April's investigation and demolition of a SoHo basement yielded nothing. And no one was ever charged when the 6-year-old disappeared in SoHo on May 25, 1979. But you have to admit that the timing of the arrest is a bit convenient as the suspect's confession comes within a day of the anniversary of Etan's disappearance (we've seen false confessions and media sensations before). Neuhauser and Weiss have a disclaimer of sorts:
Sources said the man's name has come up previously in the investigation. Police are planning to question him further, though the sources said they have no hard evidence to support his confession.

http://news.yahoo.com/jersey-man-confesses-etan-patz-case-121007985...

Comment by jerry max hawley on April 24, 2012 at 7:54pm

I would like to suggest that if it's possible to locate any of Mr. Miller's saws he had in that workshop that they be sprayed with luminol. I am wondering if the reason new concrete was poured is because that area may have been blood stained. It is possible that Etan may have been dismembered and put in differant garbage bags or burned. The area of the new concrete is where he may have been dismembered.

Comment by Brenda on April 19, 2012 at 12:38pm

Etan Patz Investigators Dig For New Clues in Boy's Disappearance 33 Years Ago

By RICHARD ESPOSITO and RUSSELL GOLDMAN (@GoldmanRussell)
April 19, 2012
Federal investigators and New York City police are preparing today to dig beneath the streets near a Manhattan apartment building where 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared 33 years ago.

The search for Patz has been one of the largest, longest lasting and most heart wrenching hunts for a missing child in the country's recent history.

Investigators are also reexamining the decades old assumption that Patz was abducted by convicted pedophile Jose Ramos. Ramos, now in prison for an unrelated case, was never charged with Patz's abduction.

Stanley K. Patz/AP Photo
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May 25th, 1979: Six-Year-Old Vanishes Watch Video

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The dig underway today is related to another person, a carpenter who had befriended the boy. The carpenter's name had surfaced in earlier investigations, but he had never been targeted as a suspect.

The carpenter's shop was at or near the location of today's search.

Patz vanished on May 25, 1979 in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan while walking alone to a school bus stop.

He became the first missing child whose face appeared on the side of a milk carton.

For the Patz family, it has been more than three decades of agonizing investigations and years of wondering what happened to their blond son with the gorgeous smile.

In an interview with "20/20" in 2009, the boy's father Stan Patz said, "I still gag with fear that this child must have felt ... when he realized he was being betrayed by an adult."

The case had been dormant until Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. reopened the case in 2010. Former DA Robert Morgenthau, who had declined to proceed with the case, citing insufficient evidence.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/fresh-search-etan-patz-york-boy-vanished-3...

Comment by Brenda on April 19, 2012 at 12:34pm

FBI, NYPD resume search for Etan Patz, who went missing in 1979

Stanley K. Patz / AP
This undated image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows Patz's son Etan, who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979.

By NBCNewYork.com
Police and the FBI are back at the lower New York City location where Etan Patz went missing in 1979, NBCNewYork.com reported.


Two law enforcement officials confirmed the search of a building in the SoHo area Thursday was related to Patz's disappearance. The officials would not provide details on why they were back at the location.


Patz was six years old when he disappeared on May 25, 1979, touching off one of the most high-profile missing child cases in New York history. He was the first child ever to be shown on the side of a milk carton, and President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Child Day in his honor.



Officials are searching the basement of a building on Prince Street, based off a tip, the two law enforcement officials told NBCNewYork.com.
For more, visit NBCNewYork.com.


Two years ago, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said he was reopening the case, taking a fresh look at the evidence.
Vance declined to specify at the time why the case was reopened.
Patz was legally declared dead in 2001.


The prime suspect has long been Jose Ramos, who had connections to Patz's former babysitter. Ramos is serving 20 years in prison in Pennsylvania for an unrelated child molestation case.
In the 1980s, U.S. Attorney Stuart GraBois resumed the investigation of Ramos. When GraBois asked Ramos how many times he had sex with Patz, Ramos "broke down," GraBois told CBS' "60 Minutes" in 2000.


During that questioning, Ramos admitted to having taken a young boy to his apartment on May 25, 1979, and that he later recognized the boy as Patz, declared missing on the news.
But Ramos said the boy had refused his advances, and that he let him go. Without any evidence, GraBois was not able to charge Ramos with the crime.


The Patz family filed a civil case against Ramos, and in 2004 State Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kapnick declared Ramos guilty of Patz's murder. The family was awarded $2 million, which they have not collected.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/19/11286057-fbi-nypd-resu...

Comment by Brenda on April 19, 2012 at 12:32pm

Comment by Brenda on April 19, 2012 at 12:26pm

FBI, NYPD Resume Search for Etan Patz, Boy Who Disappeared in 1979
Patz disappeared on his way to the school bus stop 33 years ago
By Shimon Prokupecz | Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 | Updated 11:40 AM EDTView Comments (6) | Email | Print

Watch video from past coverage of the Etan Patz case. (Note: Video has no sound.) Patz, 6, disappeared in 1979 after leaving his SoHo home on the way to the school bus stop. See photos of Patz, video from outside his home and images of Jose Ramos, who has remained the prime suspect in his disappearance. Ramos, in jail on another child molestation case, told a federal prosecutor in the 1980s that he picked up a boy he later identified as Patz, but let him go.

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The FBI and NYPD are searching the basement of a building in SoHo for the remains of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing 33 years ago, NBC New York has learned.

Patz disappeared after leaving his home in that area, on his way to the school bus stop on May 25, 1979.

Officials are searching the basement of a building on Prince Street, based on information related to a possible new suspect in the case, two law enforcement officials tell NBC New York. They plan to dig up the basement, those officials said.

The 15-by-30 basement is at 127B Prince Street, about 200 feet from the building where Patz lived. (See map below.)

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the location has been searched before and that investigators were back based on a re-examination of evidence.

Browne said there is dry wall in the basement that wasn't there in 1979, and authorities plan to remove it and dig through the basement and brick walls.

Investigators recently went to the DA seeking a search warrant based on the new information. They plan to be at the building through the week and possibly into the weekend, officials told NBC New York.

Authorities from the city medical examiner's office were also on scene to help determine whether any findings are human remains.

The search for Patz in 1979 was one of the most high-profile missing child cases in New York City history. He was the first child ever to be shown on the side of a milk carton, and President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Child Day in his honor.

Two years ago, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said he was reopening the case, taking a fresh look at the evidence.

The DA declined to specify at the time why the case was reopened.

Patz was legally declared dead in 2001.

The prime suspect has long been Jose Ramos, who had connections to Patz's former babysitter. Ramos is serving 20 years in prison in Pennsylvania for another child molestation case.

In the 1980s, U.S. Attorney Stuart GraBois resumed the investigation of Ramos. When GraBois asked Ramos how many times he had sex with Patz, Ramos "broke down," GraBois told 60 Minutes in 2000.

During that questioning, Ramos admitted to having taken a young boy to his apartment on May 25, 1979, and that he later recognized the boy as Patz, declared missing on the news.

But Ramos said the boy had refused his advances, and that he let him go. Without any evidence, GraBois was not able to charge Ramos with the crime.

The Patz family filed a civil case against Ramos, and in 2004 State Supreme Court Justice Barbara R. Kapnick declared Ramos guilty of Etan's murder. The family was awarded $2 million, which they have not collected.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Etan-Patz-Case-SoHo-Search-FBI...

Comment by Brenda on February 27, 2012 at 12:10pm

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