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Missing: A Boy and the Evidence Against His Accused Killer (Kindle Single)
Early on a May morning in 1979, six-year-old Etan Patz set off for school on his own for the first time. He vanished, and for three decades his case both frustrated and exhausted police, the FBI and a public heartbroken by the tragedy. Then, suddenly, the police in 2012 announced that a former bodega clerk from the Manhattan neighborhood where Etan lived had confessed to k ...more
Kindle Edition, 29 pages
Published December 26th 2013 by ProPublica
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This isn't a book about the disappearance of young Etan Patz so much as it is about the possibly false confession that may have been coerced from Pedro Hernandez as a recent development in the decades-old case. It's a sad situation, a missing child and the probability of a mentally handicapped individual being railroaded for the crime. I'll be interested to see what happens when the case goes to trial in 2015.