A law enforcement source confirms to the Voice that authorities currently are searching a building in SoHo looking for clues in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.
“The search on Prince Street is for new evidence in the Patz case,” the source says, declining to go into further detail about what evidence authorities are looking for.
Patz — who was the first missing child to appear on the side of a milk carton — disappeared on May 25, 1979, as he was walking just two blocks to a bus stop on his way to school. He was never seen again — and was declared dead in 2001.
When Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance took office two years ago,
he re-opened the case — and apparently has found some new leads.
It’s been reported that prosecutors “are now skeptical whether convicted child sex abuser Jose
Antonio Ramos, long considered Patz abductor and killer, did in fact
commit the crime.” However, our source would not confirm those reports.
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