NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police say they have a signed confession in a decades-old missing children's movement.
A former convenience store clerk is said to have confessed to luring 6-year-old Etan Patz from his school bus stop in 1979 and choking him to death in a basement.
Pedro Hernandez was arrested on a murder charge after he told police he promised the boy a soda, took him to his store - just blocks from Etan's lower Manhattan home - and killed him there. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Hernandez told police he put Etan's body in some trash about a block from the store. Kelly said it's possible it was picked up by sanitation crews.