NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy’s 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before.
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the man “had a thought in his head” he could be the boy who vanished at 6 years old, and he had been born at the right time, so she asked police to interview him. She said the man’s last name is Dillion but gave no other details.
Dozens of people have claimed to be the sandy-haired Etan since he vanished on his way to school. He was among the first missing children to be pictured on milk cartons. His mother, Julie Patz, testified about some of the claims earlier at the trial.