Etan Patz may have been murdered by Jose Ramos a convicted child molester. Well at least this is what the defense in the Patz murder trial would like the jury to believe. Ramos admitted to the FBI that he once picked up Patz, according to testimony from Mary Galligan.
Pedro Hernandez is currently on trial for the 1979 muder of the six year old boy in Manhattan. The case was only recently reopened which led to the first arrest and trial of a suspect.
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According to The New York Daily News, former FBI agent Galligan stated on the witness stand that she and her former partner John Winslow interrogated Jose Ramos for four hours. During the interview, Ramos confessed that he had picked up a young boy in Washington Square Park who could have been Etan Patz.
The case of Etan Patz’s disappearance was reopened in 2010 by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. A self-confessed suspect, Pedro Hernandez, was charged and indicted in 2012 on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping. In 2014, the case went through a series of hearings to determine if Hernandez’s statements before receiving the Miranda warning were legally admissible. His trial began in January 2015.