Search Of Etan Patz Suspect Home Turns Up 70’s Era Clothing – Report
Police who spent hours searching the Maple Shade home of a man charged with murdering 6-year-old Etan Patz discovered 70’s era clothing and a toy.
The New York Post reports that police found “age appropriate” worn clothing that was “not clean.” “When they were found, the air was sucked right out of the room, [it was] a very emotional moment,” a source told the Post.
Police removed the items from the home and hope to find DNA evidence.
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A lawyer for the wife of suspect Pedro Hernandez says authorities finished combing the couple’s home
around 3 a.m. Thursday. The search started late Wednesday afternoon.
New York police have said only that the search related to the investigation into the 1979 disappearance of Patz.
Police also collected items including a computer hard drive and some papers. Lawyer Robert Gottlieb says Hernandez’s relatives don’t know what police were seeking.
Police say Hernandez confessed last month to killing the boy.
Hernandez’s lawyer and his wife’s lawyer say Hernandez is mentally ill.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.