Computer, Toys, Clothing Taken from Etan Patz Suspect Home: Source - NBC New York

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

Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested last month



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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.

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    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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