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Etan Patz death: Man confesses to NYC killing

A man has confessed to suffocating a six-year-old boy who went missing in New York in 1979, police say.

Pedro Hernandez of Maple Shade, New Jersey, told police he choked Etan Patz to death and left his body in a bag in an alley, New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters.

Etan vanished while walking to a school bus stop on his own for the first time.

He became one of the first to appear on milk cartons asking for information about missing children.

Jonathan Blake reports.

  • 25 May 2012
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