The abduction of six-year-old Etan Patz off New York City streets in 1979 shocked the nation and gave parents something new to fear, AP reports. The era of children being allowed to roam their neighborhoods freely until dusk and walk alone to school or their bus came to an end and a "new age of paranoia" arrived. "In many ways, it was the end of an era of innocence," said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children.
The man charged with killing a 6-year-old New York City boy who was infamously abducted in 1979 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, even as his lawyer insisted his confession to police was false. Pedro Hernandez, 51, wore a gray sweatsuit... Read Post
Police have arrested a 51-year-old New Jersey man who earlier implicated himself in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, a case that baffled New York City for decades, sparked a nationwide campaign on behalf of missing children and ... Read Post