Painting a picture of a crime that shattered a bygone era's sense of safety, prosecutors Wednesday opened the retrial of one of the nation's most influential missing-child cases, the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.
Manhattan prosecutors on Wednesday started the process of retrying the Etan Patz case, one of the nation's most notorious missing children mysteries during a hearing attended by seven of the jurors involved in last month's mistrial.
The murder trial of a man accused in the 1979 disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz ended Friday in a hung jury, leaving one of the nation's most wrenching missing-children cases still unresolved after nearly two generations.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Long before there was an official confession, there were the confidants: friends and relatives who heard a disturbing story about killing a child from the man now on trial in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.
The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Thirty-five years later, Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a case that defined the nation's approach to missing children.
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey suspect's confession to choking a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979 may be used at his murder trial, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use what appears to be their key evidence in one of the nation's most notorious missing children's cases.