Dig continues for missing boy in NYC basement

Associated Press
FILE - This undated file photo provided May 28, 2010 by Stanley Patz shows Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. On Thursday, April 19, 2012, investigators began searching a basement near the Patz's apartment for human remains of the boy.(AP Photo/Stanley K. Patz, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN
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FILE - This undated file photo provided May 28, 2010 by Stanley Patz shows Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979. On Thursday, April 19, 2012, investigators began searching a basement near the Patz's apartment for human remains of the boy.(AP Photo/Stanley K. Patz, File) MANDATORY CREDIT, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, NO SALES, FOR USE ONLY IN ILLUSTRATING EDITORIAL STORIES REGARDING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ETAN PATZ OR OTHER MISSING CHILDREN

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators continue to rip apart the basement of a building in New York City's fashionable SoHo section, looking for any trace of a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 1979.

FBI agents have been digging up the floor and removing drywall in the building for three days in a hunt for any remains of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts).

Agents and police officers were on the scene again Saturday morning.

Forensic teams have been breaking up the floor with jackhammers and passing the rubble out by hand.

Etan was on his way to his school bus stop when he disappeared. He would have passed the stairwell to the basement during his walk.

Authorities say they began the search after an FBI dog indicated the scent of human remains in the room.