Picks and Pans Review: After Etan
by Lisa R. Cohen |
REVIEWED BY CAROLINE LEAVITT
On May 25, 1979, 6-year-old Etan Patz vanished while walking to his school-bus stop in Manhattan. He was never found. In this gripping account of the case, Cohen reveals the 30-year battle waged by prosecutors and Etan’s parents, Stan and Julie, to bring charges against suspect Jose Ramos, a convicted child molester. Though never criminally charged, Ramos—to whom Stan still sends photos of Etan inscribed “What did you do to my little boy?”—was found legally responsible in an ’04 civil trial. A chilling fact: He could get parole in 2012.