Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Etan Patz

The morning of May 25, 1979, a terrible lose was bestowed upon the family and parents of Etan Patz. Etan's mother was attending a daycare center for young children in her home, so she allowed her son Etan to walk to the bus stop on his owe. This was the first time Patz's parents allowed him to walk to the bus stop alone. Patz was carrying a dollar for a soft drink, and a blue cloth bag imprinted with elephants at the time of his disappearance. His mother watched him out the window until he crossed Wooster Street, a few yards from the bus stop.

The Patz's didn't realize anything was wrong until little Etan Patz never showed up home at 3:15. They then called the school to find out why he hadn't arrived home, only to find out that Etan never even made it to school. His teacher had realized that he was absent but didn't notify the principal (He probably thought he was at home). Etan's parent then immediately called the police.

It was said that Etan's alleged murderer was a pedophile named Jose Antonio Ramos known for assaulting young boys. Neighbors said that they had seen him standing outside around the area of which the Patz lived. Ramos was also dating a former babysitter that the Patz had hired to watch after Etan, who he had been stalking.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

The Facts

According to statistics, most children are abducted by being lured into vehicles. It is said that since 1982 the amount of missing children has increased to 44%, about half were 4 to 11 years old, and the others were 12 or older. 74% of the children abducted were girls.

According to an article dated September 9, 2002 in the Miami Herald, National Center for Missing Exploited & Exploited Children, reports 3,000 to 5,000 child abduction statistics by non-family members each year, most of which are sexually motivated cases. About 200 to 300 cases are serious enough to involve murder or ransom.

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