Computer, Toys, Clothing Taken from Etan Patz Suspect Home: Source

Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested last month

By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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NYPD Announces Arrest in 1979 Cold Case

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, 51, who police say confessed to killing Etan Patz 33 years ago.
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Police found children's toys and clothing at the New Jersey home of the suspect arrested for allegedly killing 6-year-old Etan Patz  in 1979, NBC 4 New York has learned.

The significance of the items was not known. The suspect, Pedro Hernandez, has a grown daughter.

One official said a computer belonging to Hernandez's daughter was taken from the Maple Shade, N.J. home where police searched on Wednesday. Police got a second search warrant for a Matchbox car and a pair of children's shorts that they removed from the home, according to sources familiar with the case.

Hernandez, 51, is charged with second-degree murder in the 33-year-old case.

According to the criminal complaint, Hernandez told police he lured Patz into a bodega and strangled him in the basement.

His court-appointed lawyer, Harvey Fishbein, told the court that Hernandez is a schizophrenic and had both auditory and visual hallucinations.

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