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Flowers, dolls adorn site where police say NJ man killed NYC boy in 1979
NEW YORK (AP) ' Well-wishers are leaving flowers, candles and dolls outside the New York City building where police say 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) was strangled in 1979.
The little boy's disappearance from his Manhattan neighborhood was a mystery for 33 years, until a surprise confession this week by a New Jersey man who claimed to have lured the boy into the basement of a convenience store as he waited for his school bus.
Pedro Hernandez was arraigned on a murder charge Friday.
His lawyer says Hernandez is schizophrenic and has a history of hallucinations.
Etan's parents still live two blocks from the spot where he vanished.
A note on their door Saturday said they weren't commenting about the case.