Etan Patz

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Birthday
9, 1972
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1972 (age 47)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Kidnapping and murder victim whose sudden 1979 disappearance in New York City's SoHo neighborhood helped launch the missing children movement. He was one of the first missing children ever featured on a milk carton, and National Missing Children's Day was designated on May 25th, the anniversary of his disappearance.

Before Fame

He was 6-years-old when he was kidnapped on his way to his school bus. Following his disappearance, his photo was broadcast on screens in Times Square.

Trivia

He was declared legally dead in absentia in 2001. His disappearance began the movement towards teaching children the "stranger danger" concept.

Family Life

His parents' names were Julie and Stanley Patz.

Associated With

His disappearance's anniversary was marked with National Missing Children's Day by then-president Ronald Reagan in 1983. 

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