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Old 04-19-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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I'm surprised that nobody has posted about these new developments yet. I moved to NYC a few years after it happened, when Soho was not all cleaned up as it is now, but know people who were living in the area at the time and they all remember how huge the case was.

The Associated Press: NYC basement searched for boy who vanished in 1979

FBI agents search Manhattan apartment for remains of Etan Patz* - NY Daily News

F.B.I. Renews Search in Etan Patz Case in SoHo Basement - NYTimes.com
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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You know their gonna find his body there.
They wouldn't be spending all this time and money just because a cadaver dog barked.
I'll betcha the 'new information' they got came right out of the mouth of the old guy they are looking at now.
Either way, I don't see the point in this.
What about the family of the boy?
When do they get to move on?
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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You know their gonna find his body there.
They wouldn't be spending all this time and money just because a cadaver dog barked.
I'll betcha the 'new information' they got came right out of the mouth of the old guy they are looking at now.
Either way, I don't see the point in this.
What about the family of the boy?
When do they get to move on?
That's the point I think. Even all these years later if the family at least has a body and some closure than its worth it. What would be even better is if they arrested the monster who committed this crime but that may be far fetched.

I'm glad murder cases never expire. Otherwise, all killers would have to worry about is hiding the body long enough before being off the hook.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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I remember this vividly. It is so heartbreaking. I hope the family gets the closure they need and the bastard that did it goes to prison for the rest of his/her life.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Astoria NYC
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Well, I wonder why they finally woke up after all these years and decided to search to the fullest extent
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Every case where a young child goes missing (or is murdered) is heartbreaking. My gripe is, and has always been, how the media will focus on one missing child case and not the countless others...

That being said, it would be great if they can solve this case after all this time.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:47 AM
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I read this morning that they are jackhammering and taking out chunks of the concrete from the basement floor and placing it in bins for lab analysis. At first I was thinking they were looking UNDER the basement floor for the body, but now it sounds as if they are thinking the remains were mixed in with the concrete.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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My heart goes out to the Patz family at this VERY difficult time, they have to relive it once again ... that nightmare of a day, and all the time after it took to just be able to sleep at night without tears on their pillow ....

This is the most unsettling, and saddest story .... I hope they find the body, and I hope they arrest the 2 men in interest right now. It's hard to believe it has taken 33 years ... While I'm not sure WHY they had to let the media know, and I'm not sure why there are crowds watching outside the building- as if it's some circus exhibit, I do know, it's so painfully alarming it's surfacing after all these years ....


He was such a small beautiful little boy - I will never understand the perverts that lurk and get off on harming someone so defenseless as well as a child who hasn't even reached puberty yet. They need stiffer penalties- I am in full support for life in prison to anyone that harms a minor in any way.


These type of animals can not be rehabilitated. It's a demented sickness that is always there ...
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:17 PM
 
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You know their gonna find his body there.
We don't know, if they're going to find anything.
I wish that there would be no more reporting on this case, until they actually did find the body.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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I know what you mean bigjake54, there's something voyeuristic about the coverage that pulls me in but also makes me think that we don't need to know all of this. Something like reality TV but unfortunately it's much more serious.
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