Suspect confesses to killing Etan Patz
33-year-old cold case solved?
- Duration 4:03
- Date May 25, 2012
33-year-old cold case solved?
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We'll exactly 33 years to the day since the first boy to appear on a milk carton disappeared.
That movement has now been an apparent on this case over the last 24 hours an arraignment is expected today for the man that police say has confessed.
To killing six year old a time Kate's new York city police commissioner Ray Kelly here on that.
And then just described to detectives how he lured young he.
He can't from the school bus stop at west Broadway and prince street.
With the promise of -- He then that led an into the basement of the bodega.
Choked -- there.
And dispose of the body by putting it into a plastic back.
And placing enough into the trash.
This is just incredible.
Development in this case the suspect -- he pictured here Pedro Hernandez is married has a college aged child.
He's 51 years old so far investigators say they don't know what the motive what -- -- Rick Leventhal is digging into this -- once again for us he's live in Manhattan criminal courthouse -- city.
So Rick -- this I was really never a prime suspect in this case right.
Right despite the fact that -- Hernandez lived any kinds neighborhood he worked in a bodega store.
Right near the -- bus stop and he apparently was on a a report issued by detective at the time he was never question.
Until Wednesday that came.
He apparently had confessed to relatives years ago that he had done a bad thing and he and his words killed -- -- in New York.
But it wasn't until last month when the end when what NYPD in the FBI -- -- a basement a block from eight times home and a search for his body that someone close to Hernandez.
Contacted the NYPD to report that Pedro.
Might be the real killer.
On Wednesday Hernandez reportedly confessed telling detectives he -- -- to the -- with -- promise of a soda choked him and then dumped his body in the trash.
-- toward detect disease and we have a confession they've written confession assigned construction he -- war three and a half hours.
We believe this is probable cause hopeful -- As for.
As remote a -- -- Hernandez reportedly told investigators he simply had an urge to kill -- expected to be arraigned sometime near Manhattan Criminal Court later today.
Unbelievable twist in this case that this man who worked on that block you think about.
The incredible investigative effort that went into scouring every inch of that area.
Really on an -- for all these years and but some of the people who know this man claim that they're not that's surprise that he's made this confession.
Well especially people who knew him back in the day they said that he would.
Walk around the neighborhood all by himself -- very strange and even people who know him now we're neighbors have his say that he always keeps to himself you know you.
You really don't hear much from the guy except when you'd be out on his front porch.
Smoking cigarettes you mentioned that he lives.
In New Jersey with his wife and twenty year old daughter police say that he was remorseful during his confession and Hernandez's brother in law says the hopes that this brings some closure -- -- -- family.
Bow wow what a story think he will.
At least they know they gonna know what happened and didn't have to sushi anymore that I do.
Sulfur anymore in the waiting what they -- life for what -- or who -- Soon so now mark that this is all over the front pages of New York papers today.
But you know there's still no direct evidence of this boy's death and there are still some.
Who remain skeptical that Hernandez may actually be the killer.
Yes that's absolutely right I -- thank you so much great to have reporting we're gonna continue to stand right on top of this story -- about.