Searching for the First Milk Carton Boy, Etan Patz

Friday, April 20, 2012

On May 25th, 1979, six-year-old Etan Patz waved goodbye to his mother at his front door in Soho to take the bus by himself to school for the very first time. Etan never made it to school, and President Ronald Reagan named May 25th National Missing Child Day in his honor. Now, 33 years later, police began scouring the basement of a building just two blocks from his home, following a lead that there may be evidence there. Janet Babin, reporter for Takeaway partner WNYC, was at the scene yesterday.

Produced by:

Kateri Jochum


Janet Babin

Comments [2]

escapefrmyonker from yonkers

personally i think you could have come up with a better title for your article on Etan Patz, titled "First Milk Carton Boy" i think you could have come up with a better title. It may be accurate, but your talking about a missing child for 33 years and i believe his parents still live within a few blocks of the of the search scene. Would you want your missing child, presumed and declared dead referred to in the local news as the "First Milk Carton Boy"

Apr. 20 2012 10:13 AM
weldon999 from forest hills

I believe that this tragedy has nearly eliminated street games of NY like stick ball sckully even marbles!

Apr. 20 2012 08:19 AM

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