Etan Patz case

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The jury deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 says it is deadlocked.

Jurors have been deliberating since April 15. They said Wednesday that they have been unable to reach a unanimous decision in the trial of Pedro Hernandez.

The judge is telling them to continue deliberating.

Hernandez made a surprise confession in 2012. He told authorities he choked Etan in the basement of a convenience store where he worked and dumped the body a few blocks away.

But prosecutors had no physical evidence linking Hernandez to the crime. Etan's body was never found. Defense attorneys suggested another man had committed the crime and said Hernandez was mentally ill.

The case has baffled authorities for decades. (AP)


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A newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling the 6-year-old New York City boy 33 years ago in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling the 6-year-old New York City boy 33 years ago in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A newspaper with a photograph of Etan Patz is part of a makeshift memorial in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling the 6-year-old New York City boy 33 years ago in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Stanley K. Patz shows his son Etan who vanished on May 25, 1979, and has never been found, after leaving his family's SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop in New York. A team of police officers and FBI agents were digging up the basement of a building in Manhattan Thursday, April 19, 2012, about a block from where the family lived, as part of a decades-old investigation into the disappearance of the boy. Authorities didn't say what evidence led them to that location. (AP Photo/Stanley K. Patz) MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Stanley K. Patz shows his son Etan who vanished on May 25, 1979, and has never been found, after leaving his family's SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop in New York. A team of police officers and FBI agents were digging up the basement of a building in Manhattan Thursday, April 19, 2012, about a block from where the family lived, as part of a decades-old investigation into the disappearance of the boy. Authorities didn't say what evidence led them to that location. (AP Photo/Stanley K. Patz) MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Stanley K. Patz shows his son Etan who vanished on May 25, 1979, and has never been found, after leaving his family's SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop in New York. A team of police officers and FBI agents were digging up the basement of a building in Manhattan Thursday, April 19, 2012, about a block from where the family lived, as part of a decades-old investigation into the disappearance of the boy. Authorities didn't say what evidence led them to that location. (AP Photo/Stanley K. Patz) MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, in this file photo taken November 15, 2012. Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the murder trial of Hernandez, accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago in a notorious case that brought attention to the issue of missing children. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York
Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, in this file photo taken November 15, 2012. Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the murder trial of Hernandez, accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz decades ago in a notorious case that brought attention to the issue of missing children. REUTERS/Louis Lanzano/Pool/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York April 13, 2015. Testimony began in late January in the trial of a former deli worker, Pedro Hernandez, accused of the 1979 murder of a missing New York City boy. Summations by the prosecution and defense are slated for Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, with jury deliberations to begin soon afterward. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York
Stanley Patz, father of Etan Patz, arrives at the state Supreme Court in the Manhattan borough of New York April 13, 2015. Testimony began in late January in the trial of a former deli worker, Pedro Hernandez, accused of the 1979 murder of a missing New York City boy. Summations by the prosecution and defense are slated for Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, with jury deliberations to begin soon afterward. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Pedro Hernandez (C), who is charged with the abduction and murder of Etan Patz, sits while defense attorney Harvey Fishbein (L) speaks and judge Maxwell Wiley observes, during opening statements at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York January 30, 2015. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at the trial of Hernandez, his accused killer, about the "nightmare that never ended," a prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Hernandez, who is charged with the abduction and murder of Patz, sits while defense attorney Fishbein speaks and judge Wiley observes, during opening statements at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York
Pedro Hernandez (C), who is charged with the abduction and murder of Etan Patz, sits while defense attorney Harvey Fishbein (L) speaks and judge Maxwell Wiley observes, during opening statements at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York January 30, 2015. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at the trial of Hernandez, his accused killer, about the "nightmare that never ended," a prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Stan Patz (front), father of Etan Patz, sits with family members during opening statements at state Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York January 30, 2015, in this courtroom sketch courtesy of Jane Rosenberg. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at his accused killer's trial about the "nightmare that never ended," a prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Stan Patz, father of Etan Patz, sits with family members during opening statements at state Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York
Stan Patz (front), father of Etan Patz, sits with family members during opening statements at state Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York January 30, 2015, in this courtroom sketch courtesy of Jane Rosenberg. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at his accused killer's trial about the "nightmare that never ended," a prosecutor said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon speaks during opening statements for the Etan Patz murder case at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York, January 30, 2015, in this courtroom sketch by Jane Rosenberg. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at his accused killer's trial about the "nightmare that never ended," Illuzzi-Orbon said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Assistant District Attorney Illuzzi-Orbon speaks during opening statements for the Patz murder case at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon speaks during opening statements for the Etan Patz murder case at State Supreme Court in Manhattan in New York, January 30, 2015, in this courtroom sketch by Jane Rosenberg. The mother of Etan Patz, a boy whose disappearance from a New York City street in 1979 ignited a national movement to find missing children, will tell jurors at his accused killer's trial about the "nightmare that never ended," Illuzzi-Orbon said on Friday. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Pedro Hernandez is seen in court in this sketch in New York, October 2, 2013. Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz, made a brief courtroom appearance on Wednesday. The hearing was part of the ongoing evidence discovery process. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) NO ARCHIVES
Pedro Hernandez is seen in court in this sketch in New York
Pedro Hernandez is seen in court in this sketch in New York, October 2, 2013. Hernandez, the man who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz, made a brief courtroom appearance on Wednesday. The hearing was part of the ongoing evidence discovery process. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) NO ARCHIVES
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Hernandez, 51, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for an arraignment in the death of Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Hernandez, 51, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for an arraignment in the death of Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez, right, appears in Manhattan criminal court with his attorney Harvey Fishbein, in New York. Hernandez, 51, was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, for an arraignment in the death of Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a school bus stop more than three decades ago. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
FILE - In this May 2012 file photo obtained by The Associated Press, murder suspect Pedro Hernandez is shown. Attorney Harvey Fishbein says Hernandez, 51, is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz. Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., was arrested this year and investigators say he confessed. Patz's disappearance led to an intensive search and spawned a movement to publicize cases of missing children. His photo was among the first put on milk cartons, and his case turned May 25 into National Missing Children's Day. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this May 2012 file photo obtained by The Associated Press, murder suspect Pedro Hernandez is shown. Attorney Harvey Fishbein says Hernandez, 51, is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz. Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., was arrested this year and investigators say he confessed. Patz's disappearance led to an intensive search and spawned a movement to publicize cases of missing children. His photo was among the first put on milk cartons, and his case turned May 25 into National Missing Children's Day. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this May 2012 file photo obtained by The Associated Press, murder suspect Pedro Hernandez is shown. Attorney Harvey Fishbein says Hernandez, 51, is being charged in the disappearance of Etan Patz. Hernandez, of Maple Shade, N.J., was arrested this year and investigators say he confessed. Patz's disappearance led to an intensive search and spawned a movement to publicize cases of missing children. His photo was among the first put on milk cartons, and his case turned May 25 into National Missing Children's Day. (AP Photo)
In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, Jose Ramos, 69, center, is taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Trooper Martin Connors, left, and New York City Police Detective James Menton, of the Bronx Special Victims Squad, after his release from a Pennsylvania state prison in Dallas, Pa, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, where he served over 20 years for molesting children. Ramos was arrested on a Megan's Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing, state police said. Ramos was once the prime suspect in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished May 25, 1979, after leaving his Manhattan home to go to a bus stop two blocks away. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, Jose Ramos, 69, center, is taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Trooper Martin Connors, left, and New York City Police Detective James Menton, of the Bronx Special Victims Squad, after his release from a Pennsylvania state prison in Dallas, Pa, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, where he served over 20 years for molesting children. Ramos was arrested on a Megan's Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing, state police said. Ramos was once the prime suspect in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished May 25, 1979, after leaving his Manhattan home to go to a bus stop two blocks away. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
In this photo provided by the New York City Police Department, Jose Ramos, 69, center, is taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Trooper Martin Connors, left, and New York City Police Detective James Menton, of the Bronx Special Victims Squad, after his release from a Pennsylvania state prison in Dallas, Pa, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, where he served over 20 years for molesting children. Ramos was arrested on a Megan's Law violation after providing an outdated address of where he would be residing, state police said. Ramos was once the prime suspect in the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who vanished May 25, 1979, after leaving his Manhattan home to go to a bus stop two blocks away. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
David Lutzker places a Snoopy figurine at a makeshift memorial next to a building where Etan Patz was reportedly killed 33 years ago in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-year-old New York City boy three decades earlier in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
David Lutzker places a Snoopy figurine at a makeshift memorial next to a building where Etan Patz was reportedly killed 33 years ago in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-year-old New York City boy three decades earlier in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
David Lutzker places a Snoopy figurine at a makeshift memorial next to a building where Etan Patz was reportedly killed 33 years ago in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, Monday, May 28, 2012. For prosecutors, the work is just beginning after the astonishing arrest last week of a man who police say confessed to strangling a 6-year-old New York City boy three decades earlier in one of the nation's most bewildering missing children's cases. Pedro Hernandez, 51, was charged with second-degree murder in the 1979 death of Etan Patz, based largely on a signed confession he gave to detectives. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A boy stops to look at a makeshift memorial to Etan Patz, who was six when he disappeared in 1979, in New York, Sunday, May 27, 2012. The memorial sprung up at the site where, according to police, suspect Pedro Hernandez, now 51, claims the murder took place. The metal sidewalk doors lead to a basement where Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and an employee of a bodega, said he murdered the boy. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A boy stops to look at a makeshift memorial to Etan Patz, who was six when he disappeared in 1979, in New York, Sunday, May 27, 2012. The memorial sprung up at the site where, according to police, suspect Pedro Hernandez, now 51, claims the murder took place. The metal sidewalk doors lead to a basement where Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and an employee of a bodega, said he murdered the boy. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
A boy stops to look at a makeshift memorial to Etan Patz, who was six when he disappeared in 1979, in New York, Sunday, May 27, 2012. The memorial sprung up at the site where, according to police, suspect Pedro Hernandez, now 51, claims the murder took place. The metal sidewalk doors lead to a basement where Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and an employee of a bodega, said he murdered the boy. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stan Patz, father of missing child Etan Patz, arrives at his home in SoHo, Friday, May 25, 2012, in New York. New life has been breathed into the case after Pedro Hernandez implicated himself in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance 33 years ago on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Stan Patz, father of missing child Etan Patz, arrives at his home in SoHo, Friday, May 25, 2012, in New York. New life has been breathed into the case after Pedro Hernandez implicated himself in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance 33 years ago on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Stan Patz, father of missing child Etan Patz, arrives at his home in SoHo, Friday, May 25, 2012, in New York. New life has been breathed into the case after Pedro Hernandez implicated himself in the death of 6-year-old Etan Patz, whose disappearance 33 years ago on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Norma Hernandez answers a question as she stands in the doorway of her home in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Hernandez says that she went to police in the 1980s with concerns that her brother Pedro Hernandez may have killed someone, but the police never followed-up with her. Pedro Hernandez confessed last week to the killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, and is now charged with his murder. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Norma Hernandez answers a question as she stands in the doorway of her home in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Hernandez says that she went to police in the 1980s with concerns that her brother Pedro Hernandez may have killed someone, but the police never followed-up with her. Pedro Hernandez confessed last week to the killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, and is now charged with his murder. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Norma Hernandez answers a question as she stands in the doorway of her home in Camden, N.J., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Hernandez says that she went to police in the 1980s with concerns that her brother Pedro Hernandez may have killed someone, but the police never followed-up with her. Pedro Hernandez confessed last week to the killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, and is now charged with his murder. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds a news conference at Police Headquarters May 24, 2012 in in New York City. Kelly announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, who police say confessed to the 1979 killing of six-year-old Etan Patz. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
NYC Police Chief Holds Press Conference On Arrest In Eton Patz Case
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly holds a news conference at Police Headquarters May 24, 2012 in in New York City. Kelly announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, who police say confessed to the 1979 killing of six-year-old Etan Patz. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
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Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Investigators leave a residence in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who answered the door said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A house, left, at 116 E. Linwood Ave., is seen in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday, May 24, 2012. A woman who would not identify herself, answered the door at Apt. B, door left, back of house, and said that it is the home of Pedro Hernandez, who is in custody in the disappearance of Etan Patz in 1979. Hernandez has implicated himself in the death of Patz, police said Thursday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Members of the FBI and NYPD carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in Manhattan during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz, on Friday, April 20, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Tourists take photos of the scene outside the building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT YEAR OF PHOTO - In this May 28, 2010 photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown. Ramos was investigated for the 1979 disappearance of 6 year old Etan Patz, when the admitted child molester was dating Etan’s babysitter. Ramos, who is not the carpenter whose workspace was being searched on April 20, 2012, denied killing the child, but in 2004 a Manhattan civil judge ruled him to be responsible for the death in 2004, largely due to his refusal to contest the case. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Investigators carry pieces of concrete out of a basement of a building on the corner of Wooster Street and Prince Street in the Manhattan borough of New York on Friday, April 20, 2012 during a renewed investigation into the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz. Patz vanished after leaving his family’s home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne says the building being searched for his remains is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
FBI and NYPD law enforcement officials search a SoHo basement at the corner of Wooster and Prince streets for the possible remains of missing child Etan Patz on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. Patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his family’s SoHo home for a short walk to his school bus stop. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says the building being searched is about a block from where the family lived. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Thursday May 24, 2010, that a person who's in custody has implicated himself in the disappearance and death of Etan Patz, (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file) EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
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