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Looking for Eytan

After 33 years, should the investigation be re-opened?

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Published: April 23, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 25

(25) Sandy & Chana Goodman Dallas Texas, April 29, 2012 4:14 PM

Until we really know what happended to Etan Patz there will not be any closure

Dear Rabbi Solomon: My one line summary, " Unitl we really know what happened to Etan Patz, there will not be any closure", say it all. Over the years there have many rumors about little Etan Patz ranging from murder with sexual assults to being kidnapped by a Chadish group in Israel and raised as a Chasid. We really do not know WHAT HAPPENED to little Etan and we can't go on simpe assumptions. Until his family KNOWS FOR SURE they won't be able to put Etan's disappearance behind them. Furthermore, if Etan was kidnapped and murdered and evidence can establish beyond the shadow of a doubt who the criminal was, then it is our duty to bring him/her to justice.

(24) marj eime, April 27, 2012 10:00 PM

rodandmarj@hotmail.com

must keep looking till a result is found

(23) Melanie Vliet, April 27, 2012 5:11 PM

It Is a Good Thing

If I were in his parents' shoes, G-d forbid, I believe I would want to know all I could learn. I think the case should be reopened. This seems eerie to me, as it sounds so similar to the recent tragedy (except that the outcome is known) of Leiby Kletzky. I believe he was murdered the first time he was permitted to walk to school alone as well.

(22) Raphaelle Do Lern Hwei, April 26, 2012 2:50 PM

The Boy May Be One of Many Victims of Serial Killers/ Kidnappers

I think that closure can only be found if there is a finding of the boy or his remains. Some children are kidnapped by illegal adoption agencies who ship them overseas. I can remember two 12 year old boys who disappeared from Singapore many years ago when 1 was about 9 years old. They were never found.

(21) lisa, April 25, 2012 11:48 AM

They need closure!!

There is also a lesson to learn.........Don't let your young kids walk by themselves....not 30 years ago & not now!! I hope Hashem gives them nechama!!

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