NEW YORK (Indiana’s NewsCenter) – After 33-years new clues have surfaced in the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
On Thursday, New York police and FBI agents descended on a basement in downtown Manhattan, where they could spend up to five days looking for human remains, clothing or other personal effects.
On the morning of May 25, 1979, Patz left his Manhattan apartment to walk to the school bus. It was the first time his parents had let him leave for school alone.
A massive search went on for the boy, and the building being searched is on the route that the he would have taken on his walk to the bus stop.
Etan's disappearance was heavily covered and "was in many ways the birthplace of the (missing children) movement," said Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. His face was among the first to appear on milk cartons. President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 to be National Missing Children's Day.
For more on this story, Click Here!
What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.
© Copyright 2013 A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.