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May 24, 2012

A man in custody in Manhattan has confessed to strangling Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who vanished in SoHo on his way to school in 1979, wrapping his body in a bag and putting it in a box, a law enforcement official said on Thursday.

The man, Pedro Hernandez, told investigators that he left the box at a location in Manhattan, but when he returned several days later the box was no longer there, the official said. Investigators recently took Mr. Hernandez to that location. A second official also said that Mr. Hernandez told the authorities he had strangled the boy and discarded his body.

Shortly after Etan’s disappearance, Mr. Hernandez, who in 1979 worked at a bodega near where the boy disappeared, moved to the Camden area, where he has many relatives, a law enforcement official said.

Investigators interviewed Mr. Hernandez for much of the day on Wednesday in the prosecutor’s office in Camden County in southern New Jersey.

Mr. Hernandez was taken into custody late Wednesday in New Jersey and was taken to the office of the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., whose prosecutors are overseeing the inquiry by New York police detectives and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Investigators were tracking down several of the relatives to interview them to hear what, if anything, Mr. Hernandez has said about the crime. Investigators believe he has alluded or confessed to the crime to several family members over the years, the official said.

Mr. Hernandez was apparently very emotional during the confession, the official said, adding that the confession was videotaped, which is standard practice in New Jersey.

“An individual now in custody has made statements to N.Y.P.D. detectives implicating himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz 33 years ago,” Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said in a statement issued early Thursday.

It is unclear whether investigators have been able to independently corroborate the account Mr. Hernandez has provided. Without any trace of human remains or other forensic evidence, any possible prosecution of Mr. Hernandez would face significant evidentiary hurdles.

The 33-year-old investigation into the young boy’s disappearance and presumed death has seen a parade of suspects and a range of theories. Last month, the F.B.I. and the New York Police Department spent five days tearing apart the basement of a building on Prince Street, just doors away from the longtime Patz family home, along the route the boy took on the day he disappeared.

He was on his way to a school bus stop. It was the first time that his parents had allowed him to go the stop by himself.

That search was based on a belief among investigators that a local handyman who kept a workshop in the basement in 1979 had abducted and murdered the boy and possibly buried his body there beneath a concrete floor. No obvious human remains were found. Etan’s parents still live on Prince Street.

The focus on Mr. Hernandez is the latest investigative development since the unsuccessful basement search.

Investigators have focused on Mr. Hernandez as a suspect in the past, one official said, although it was not immediately clear when he became the subject of renewed interest.

Mr. Vance said in 2010 that he would reopen the case, which focused national attention 30 years ago on the problem of missing children and began a new era marked by children’s faces on milk cartons and made-for-television dramas about kidnapped children. President Ronald Reagan declared May 25, the day of Etan’s disappearance, as National Missing Children’s Day.

The police have long had a prime suspect in the case, Jose A. Ramos, a convicted child molester who lived on the Lower East Side and was an acquaintance of a woman who worked for the Patzes as a baby sitter. Mr. Ramos remains imprisoned for molesting a boy in Pennsylvania, but has denied kidnapping or killing Etan.

from:  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/25/nyregion/man-claims-he-strangled-etan-patz-police-say.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Pedro Hernandez

75496 859515458              81

 

his path of destiny = 81 = Review.  Revisit.

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Investigators and their vehicles massed in front of a building at Prince and Wooster Streets in SoHo Thursday morning in their search for traces of Etan Patz in the basement.

April 19, 2012, 11:32 AM

10:47 p.m. | Updated The revised version of this post is available here.

Dozens of police and F.B.I. investigators entered a basement on Prince Street in SoHo on Thursday morning in a renewed search for evidence in the case of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy whose disappearance 33 years ago sparked a worldwide hunt, the authorities said.

Etan Patz

“Obviously we’re hopeful that we’ll find evidence in the disappearance of Etan Patz,” said Tim Flannelly, an F.B.I. spokesman. “But the take-away of this is that we’re committed to these types of investigations, as is the N.Y.P.D. And we’re trying to bring closure to the investigation and the family, and we’re not going to be frustrated by time.”

Paul J. Browne, the head police spokesman, said, “There is a large number of people who will be working 24 hours a day, over at least the next five days, sifting through the debris coming out of that basement.” The operation dwarfs the last search undertaken in the case, in 2000, which involved a dozen investigators looking for eight hours in a suspect’s apartment building a mile away.

The building now being searched, 127B Prince Street, at the corner of Wooster Street, is less than a block from where Etan lived, at 113 Prince, and is along the route he was to have traveled in May 1979, when he was allowed to walk to the school bus stop by himself for the first time. Somewhere between his home and the bus stop, on West Broadway, he disappeared.

Investigators believe that the basement, which housed a wood shop and art-storage space at the time of Etan’s disappearance, was also a known meeting place for sexual liaisons at the time.

In the 1990s, the basement housed the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, which later became the Leslie/Lohman museum, and it is currently used as the museum’s storage space.

SoHo map

The investigators began arriving around 8 a.m. on Thursday. By midmorning, about 40 of them were on the scene.

Mr. Browne said that their plan was to tear apart the 13-by-62-foot space, removing drywall, testing it for traces of blood, searching the cinder-block walls beneath the drywall and breaking through the concrete floor to the dirt floor below. The searchers plan to use jackhammers and pickaxes, one official said.

Mr. Browne said that the space, which is broken up into more than one room, was “virtually empty” but that there were some files and books lining the walls.

He said that law enforcement agencies had recently requested a search warrant for the location, which he said “figured in the investigation early on,” and that the warrant was granted on Thursday morning, allowing them to begin the search.

Three law enforcement officials said that investigators had brought a cadaver-sniffing dog to the basement within the last few weeks and that the dog had indicated the possibility of remains.

The red seven-story building now has a Lucky jeans store on street level.

Charges have never been brought in the Patz (rhymes with plates) case, although the police have long had a prime suspect: Jose A. Ramos, an acquaintance of a woman who baby-sat for the Patzes. Mr. Ramos is now a convicted child molester serving time in Pennsylvania on another case and is due for release in November. He once admitted to investigators that he was with Etan on the day the boy vanished, but he denied abducting him or killing him.

Etan was one of the first missing children whose picture appeared on a milk carton, and his vanishing ushered in the modern era of permanently heightened alert about the dangers of letting children walk the streets alone.

In 2001, 22 years after Etan disappeared, a judge declared him legally dead. District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said in 2010 that his office would reopen the case.

Thursday afternoon at the Patzes’ building, where the buzzer still reads “Patz, J. & S.,” a man who spoke over the intercom said, “We have no comment to the press today,” adding, “I have been asked not to make any comments.”

from:  http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/19/f-b-i-renews-search-for-etan-patz-in-soho-basement/

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Etan Patz was born on October 9th, 1972 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etan_Patz

October 9th, 1972

10 + 9 +1+9+7+2 = 38 = his life lesson = Mom.  Babysitter.  Milk carton.  Jose Antonio Ramos had been a friend of Etan’s one-time babysitter.

Queen of Cups Tarot card

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