NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Prosecutors’ recently revealed informant in the infamous missing-child case of Etan Patz is a Rikers Island inmate.
A defense lawyer mentioned that detail about the informant during a brief court discussion Friday. But it’s still unclear what the person has offered to add to the evidence against Pedro Hernandez.
Prosecutors disclosed the informant’s existence earlier this week. They wouldn’t give details, including how the person knew Hernandez.