Etan Patz's mom: Wish this could all be over

AP News
Posted: May 30, 2012 9:45 AM
Etan Patz's mom: Wish this could all be over

The mother of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) says she wishes it could all be over.

Julie Patz spoke Tuesday outside her New York City apartment building, a week after a man confessed to killing her 6-year-old son 33 years ago.

According to the Daily News (, Patz said: "This is taking my freedom away. I just wish this could be over." She made the remarks after running into reporters and photographers.

Asked if she believed police got the right suspect, Patz said: "No comment. It's an ongoing investigation."

Etan's body hasn't been recovered.

Authorities are continuing to flesh out the case after Pedro Hernandez made the startling admission. He worked at a neighborhood convenience store when Etan vanished on his way to school May 25, 1979.


Information from: Daily News,