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New York, New York / Patz Disappearance #1022638

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 24, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(New York: David Muir) A break in the cold case of the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz† in New York City 33 years ago examined; scenes shown from the street where he vanished on a walk to the school bus; details given about the confession of stock clerk Pedro Hernandez, who has been questioned for two days. [Father Stan†† PATZ - comments.] [National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Ernie ALLEN†- says this case changed America.] [Author Lisa COHEN - says Etan's father is still waiting.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Dan Abrams) The questions about the confession and evidence and tricks in such high-profile cases and whether a confession is a guilty plea discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Muir, David;
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