Thursday marks five years since the disappearance of Patrick Alford.
A seven-year-old boy disappeared never to be heard from again but his family refused to stop looking for him.
Pedro Hernandez told investigators that on May 25, 1979, he lured Patz into the basement of a SoHo deli where he worked, choked him, put his body in a plastic bag and threw it out with the trash, police said.
The NYPD is offering a $12,000 reward in exchange for information leading to a Staten Island boy who vanished from a Brooklyn foster home two years ago.
Jennifer Rodriguez, once a prime suspect and the biological mother of Patrick Alford, has filed a lawsuit blaming the city for her son’s disappearance.