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Etan Patz Case Changed Childhood

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.
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Etan Patz case: New Jersey man pleads not guilty in 1979 death of NYC boy

News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

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

Etan Patz: After 33 Years, an Arrest in the Disappearance of the ‘Milk Carton Boy’

News : NewsFeed (2 years ago)

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

Etan Patz: The resurrection of a 33-year-old missing child case

News : The Week: News & Opinion (2 years ago)

On May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while walking to the bus stop near his home in New York City. The frantic search for the boy drew national attention and raised awareness of child abductions, and Etan became the fir... Read Post


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