News Pictures from the Etan Patz case Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Photos from the case of Etan Patz, the boy from Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood who went missing May 25, 1979, when he was 6 years old. Pedro Hernandez, 53, of Maple Shade, New Jersey, who once worked in the SoHo neighborhood, was charged with the kidnapping and murder. Jury selection for the trial began Jan. 5, 2015. Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.