Friday, May 25, 2012

Patz Predator Pedro 'Prehended

"The mills of the Gods grind ever so slowly, but ever so well", is a refrain that I heard often while growing up.

Back in 1979. little Etan Patz disappeared while on a short trek to his schoolbus. His disappearance sparked a movement to better locate missing children. He was the first to grace the milk cartons as part of this effort.

The day of Etan Patz's disappearance, May 25, has been designated National Missing Children's Day since its declaration by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Although others have been implicated in this crime, no one ever admitted to being the perpetrator until yesterday. Coincidentally, 33 years, almost to the day after his disappearance, the NYPD has made an arrest.

This will hopefully give his parents closure to this tragic episode.

1 comment:

  1. It is nice to see a Frum blog post on such topics as FaceBook and Etan Patz. I've been reading your blog for quite some time now, and always walk away impressed in how you deal with current events and current topics in a dignified manner.


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