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Man admits to 33-year-old murder

NEW York police have a person in custody for a 33-year-old crime that helped launch a missing children's movement across the United States.

A man has told police that he suffocated Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy whose disappearance on his way to school in 1979 helped give rise to the missing-children's movement that put youngsters' faces on milk cartons.

Pedro Hernandez was picked up late on Wednesday in New Jersey, according to a law enforcement official, and was being questioned on Thursday by the Manhattan district attorney's office.

Hernandez, who is believed to be in his mid-60s, worked at a convenience store in the neighbourhood where Patz lived, and moved to New Jersey shortly after the boy disappeared 33 years ago, according to a second law enforcement official.

He has been tied to the case in the past, and investigators recently received a phone call that tipped them off to him, the officials said.

 

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