Report: Etan Patz Suspect Has Been Indicted

Alexander Abad-Santos

A grand jury has issued an indictment against Pedro Hernandez, the prime suspect in the Etan Patz case, a source close to the case has told NBC New York. "Pedro Hernandez is charged with murder and kidnapping," a source close to the case told NBC 4 New York. If this is the case, then the people selected on that grand jury believe there's enough evidence to charge Hernandez, who confessed to killing the 6-year-old Patz in May. In May, Hernandez, whose laywer says he has a history of mental illness, said he strangled Patz to death and stuffed him in a box.  This trial (if this all happens) this could be a huge step in closing the chapter on Patz's 33-year-old, unsolved case. The spokespeople for the Manhattan District Attorney (basically the people who would confirm the indictment and trial) haven't yet confirmed NBC 4's report.