It’s on West Broadway in Manhattan and it’s priced at nearly $6 million dollars. CBS 2′s Emily Smith takes a tour of this gorgeous, grand-scale SoHo loft.
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.
Pedro Hernandez is still in the hospital where he was arraigned bedside Friday on second-degree murder charges in the 33-year-old case.
“Juries like to know the “why,” John Miller explained. “And there’s something missing in this story here. It’s very unlikely that he just lured a boy down into the basement with a soda and killed him for the simple thrill of it.”
Wearing an orange jumpsuit and seated with his hands behind his back, Pedro Hernandez was arraigned from his bedside at Bellevue Hospital via teleconference. He did not enter a plea.
At the corner of West Broadway and Prince Street sits a makeshift memorial with flowers and a teddy bear.Once a Bodega, it was there, police said, that 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez killed the 6-year-old 33 years ago.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said after Pedro Hernandez was questioned in New Jersey Wednesday night, he voluntarily returned to New York City and took police to the scene of the crime.
“New York fans have been great to us,” Eli Manning said in his opening monologue. “We had a parade downtown and now we don’t know where our Super Bowl trophy is!”
The excavation of a Manhattan basement yielded no obvious human remains and little forensic evidence that would help solve the decades-long mystery of what happened to Etan Patz, a 6-year-old who vanished while walking to a bus stop 33 years ago.
As rain poured on SoHo FBI Agents and the NYPD packed up their equipment and concluded Sunday’s search for the remains of Etan Patz. Patz disappeared on his way to catch a school bus thirty-three years ago.
On Saturday, sources reported that investigators discovered what they described as a suspicious stain on a concrete wall while tearing apart the basement. However, the FBI won’t conform those reports, and said that Sunday will be a painstaking process.
The renewed search for Etan Patz is continuing this weekend, and so far investigators haven’t found new evidence inside a SoHo building. FBI agents and the NYPD resumed their efforts this morning, looking for any sign of the boy who went missing three decades ago.
Work crews hauled in a dumpster as investigators began breaking up the concrete floor and busting through brick walls in the basement of 127 Prince Street looking for clues in the decades-old disappearance.
Patz’s 1979 disappearance caused a frenzy in New York City. It also prompted huge changes in the way missing child cases were handled. Patz was the first missing child to appear on the back of a milk carton.
While walking the streets of SoHo in Manhattan (apparently to do some shopping), the NBA veteran took a few minutes to join some neighborhood kids for a pickup game of hoops at the Thompson Street Playground.