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To Charge Or Not To Charge? Etan Patz Case Remains In Limbo

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The clock is ticking, and yet there's still no word on whether the Manhattan distort attorney's office has enough evidence to convict Pedro Hernandez, the man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz.

Here's what the D.A. said:

“I’m not going to answer that question and not because I’m afraid to answer that question, but because it’s premature to answer it at this time.”

The guy's obviously a pro at sidestepping questions, but what about Etan's parents who have had to live for 30 years without knowing what happened to their child. Are they at least in the loop?

Here's what the D.A. said:

“I really don’t want to dramatize my communications with the Patz family. We now have a case that we are working on with an enormous amount of resources, care and attention,”

The NYPD remain optimistic of its chances to successfully convict Hernandez. The FBI, however, are wary of those odds considering Hernandez has bipolar disorder, and the case hinges on the man's word with no physical evidence of any kind.

It's been over 30 years since Etan Patz vanished while walking to his bus stop in the Soho district of New York.

Hernandez says he lured the 6-year-old boy into a bodega by promising him soda then describes how he strangled him and dumped his body in the trash. Hernandez has not explained why he did it if he in fact did.

We hope this case makes some sort of progress to get closer to some sort of closure for Etan's long suffering parents.

A bitter sweet turn of events for the parent.

They won't get their boy back, but at least there is a glimmer of hope for justice for them.

[Image via WENN.]

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