Wednesday, March 14, 2007
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.