Tuesday, April 24, 2012
FBI confirm rape claim against Etan Patz suspect
Miller, who is 75 and ailing, cooperated in the probe.
“It’s not over till it’s over,” Patz’s disappointed dad, Stan, said after the search was called off.
Miller was a familiar figure in the neighborhood and knew Etan. The night before Etan disappeared, Miller “hired” the small boy as a helper for $1.
No one was ever arrested or charged with Etan’s disappearance, but in 1985 a pedophile named Jose Ramos was identified as the prime suspect in the case. His girlfriend baby-sat for Etan.
Ramos, who is 68 and is currently doing time in a Pennsylvania prison for molesting two boys, has admitted taking a young boy back to his apartment to rape on the day Etan disappeared. He said the boy looked like Etan, but insisted he let the boy go.
The creep was declared responsible for Etan’s death in 2004 in a New York civil case.