Comments for: Man arrested in 1979 disappearance of NYC boy Etan Patz

Posted May 24, 2012, at 8:31 p.m.

NEW YORK — A New Jersey man who confessed to choking a 6-year-old New York City boy to death in 1979 was arrested on a murder charge on Thursday, police said, the first arrest in a case that helped give rise to the nation’s missing-children movement. Pedro Hernandez, 51, of …

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