An arrest has been made in the 1979 disappearance of six year-old Etan Patz, who went missing on his way to school 33 years ago today. The arrest may bring the cold case that first got America talking about missing children to a close.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday that Pedro Hernandez, a former Manhattan store clerk who once lived in the same New York neighborhood as Etan, was under arrest in connection with the boy’s murder.
Today is the 33rd anniversary of the day Etan disappeared. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Children’s Day.
Lisa Cohen, journalist and author of “After Etan: The Missing Child Case that Held America Captive”, joins the show.