A former bodega stock clerk has been arrested for allegedly luring 6-year-old Etan Patz off a New York City street with the promise of a soda before strangling him in a development that police say solves a case that has mystified New York City for decades.
Patz vanished on his way to a school bus stop 33 years ago Friday. The case drew international attention and changed the way parents felt about letting their young children go off alone.
Police announced Thursday that Pedro Hernandez had told them he lured Patz into a bodega where he worked, near the boy's house, and attacked the child, choking him to death in the basement.
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