NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old boy who vanished on his way to school 35 years ago is testifying in the murder trial of a store clerk accused of killing him.
Julie Patz took the stand Monday in the trial of Pedro Hernandez, who has pleaded not guilty.READ MORE: Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
She began her testimony recounting her time living in SoHo when Etan was little. She was the last relative to see him alive.
Etan disappeared while walking to his school bus stop May 25, 1979. He was never found, but was legally declared dead as the investigation spanned decades.
“That was the last time I saw him. I watched him walk one block away,” Julie Patz testified. “I turned around and went back upstairs and that was the last time.”