6. Man Confesses to Strangling Etan Patz, Police Say
Shortly after Etanís disappearance, Mr. Hernandez, who in 1979 worked at a bodega near where the boy disappeared, moved to the Camden area, where he has many relatives, a law enforcement official said.
Investigators interviewed Mr. Hernandez for much of the day on Wednesday in the prosecutorís office in Camden County in southern New Jersey.
Investigators were tracking down several of his relatives to interview them to hear what, if anything, Mr. Hernandez has said about the crime. Investigators believe he has alluded or confessed to the crime to several family members over the years, the official said.
Mr. Hernandez was apparently very emotional during the confession, the official said, adding that the confession was videotaped, which is standard practice in New Jersey.