Etan Patz‘s father, Stanley, hopes the prime suspect in Etan’s case, Jose Antonio Ramos, will be charged with murder soon. Ramos is presently serving a stiff prison sentence for other crimes, but he might get out in 2012, and Stanley wants to make sure this doesn’t happen.
The article I linked to has a photo of Etan I’ve never seen before. The camera clearly loves him, and I think his dad is a professional photographer, so there are a lot of pictures of him. The article also mentions After Etan, a book about the case that’s being released in a few days. I hadn’t heard of this, but the library has the book on order. I look forward to reading it.
As for murder charges, if the prosecution thinks they have a strong enough case, I say go for it.
I’m the author of the just released AFTER ETAN: The Missing Child Case That Held America Captive (Grand Central May 2009). I’m a former ABC News and “60 Minutes” producer, who reported the story at both networks. AFTER ETAN is the first book ever written on the case. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or visit my website: afteretan.com
I look forward to reading your book.