Etan Kalil Patz

Missing Since: May 25, 1979
Missing From: New York, New York

Etan Kalil Patz
Etan Kalil Patz
Etan Kalil Patz
Etan Kalil Patz
Etan Kalil Patz
Etan Kalil Patz aged to 17 yearsAged to 17 years

  • Classification: Non-Family Abduction
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1972
  • Age Missing: 6
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Height: 3'4"
  • Weight: 50 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Caucasian
Identifying Characteristics:

Etan's name is pronounced "Ay-tahn" and his last name rhymes with "gates".


A black "Future Flight Captain" pilot cap pulled low over his eyes, a blue wide-wale corduroy jacket with the name "Jeff" sewn on the inside of it, blue pants, and blue sneakers with fluorescent stripes. He was carrying a blue bag with an elephant design.


Etan left his SoHo apartment in New York City at approximately 8:00 a.m. to walk the two blocks to catch the school bus stop.  He never reached the bus stop and has never been seen again. In November 2012, Pedro Hernandez was formally charged with Etan’s kidnapping and murder. Etan has never been located.  He was declared legally dead in 2001.

Investigating Agencies:
  • New York Police Department, Missing Persons Unit: 1-212-694-7781
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children: 1-800-843-5678
Case Numbers:
  • Police Case #: KNMP8367
  • NCIC Case #: M-095614454
  • NCMEC Case #: 603392

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