Etan Patz Suspect Under Suicide Watch

Pedro Hernandez taken to hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 25, 2012 9:34 AM CDT
This undated file image provided Friday, May 28, 2010 by Stanley K. Patz shows a flyer distributed by the New York Police Department of Patz's son Etan who vanished in New York on May 25, 1979.   (AP Photo/Courtesy NYPD/file)

(Newser) – The suspect arrested in Etan Patz's disappearance and accused of the boy's murder was put under suicide watch last night, the New York Times reports. Pedro Hernandez was continually watched until 5:30am, at which time he was transferred to Bellevue Hospital Center, an official says. The official couldn’t say whether Hernandez would be formally evaluated. Click to read about how a soda could have led police to Hernandez 33 years ago.

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