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We'll hear stories for you this kid was the first missing child ever to appear on the side of -- milk carton.
President Reagan declared may the 25 national missing child day in his honor.
Now more than thirty years after.
It's been six year old eight time hates this appeared on his way to school investigators -- dig up a New York City basement for new clues.
It's happening right now on Manhattan's trendy so -- neighborhood or -- the I should -- and a friendly.
Investigators say a cadaver sniffing dog got a hit from human remains inside that basement and now there for getting ready to tear up the floor.
Rick Leventhal on seeing this case has been going on for the vast majority of my life what are we learning today.
Apparently the FBI.
He's a fresh set of -- they reopened the investigation they say that that led them to this basement apartment which sits right between the block -- eight times parents still live.
And the bus stop a couple blocks away where he never showed up and the result you can see it this joint.
And YPDFBI investigation and quite a scene down here in SoHo.
Unlike the CS ITV shows so this is not going to be wrapped up.
In an hour the actual search being led by forty members of the FBI's evidence response team could take days.
We're told they have not started digging up the basement -- they slow painstaking process.
Members of this evidence response team are mapping illuminating carefully photographing everything.
Obviously a lot of hope that this case though could finally be solved.
We're hopeful but I'd like to manage the expectations of public.
And in the event we don't we're committed to running down this lead and will -- us and as I mentioned.
-- And I'm told that if they find anything down there -- this thing will grind to a halt because they don't want to jeopardize the case or any piece of evidence that might be down there going to be very very careful well if it was 1979.
Rick the little boy six years old walking a few blocks to the subway I guess and the story ended up making headlines all across the nation.
And it terrified New Yorkers you know a lot of parents -- let their kids out alone after that one kid a little guy -- here in the neighborhood it was.
Here back and said it was like the bogey man was loose here I think eight -- -- were plastered all over the city and there was really.
No resolution until.
A suspect was identified a convicted child molester named Jose Antonio Ramos he apparently knew one of -- -- babysitters he allegedly -- in prison to the crime he lost the civil suit to the family.
But it was never normally charge and now there are reports that a local handyman who had a shop and that basically that the having searched.
Is now the primary focus of this investigation -- report that he gave eight not a dollar the night before he disappeared for helping him in that shop.
But now as we know investigators -- there very carefully proceeding with this possible digging up of the Florida -- -- -- -- that -- still around.
I don't know the whereabouts of any that we don't know where -- is right now interest thing about police rejecting Rick Leventhal unseen and so global absolutely prints and Wooster streets downtown Rick thank you.
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