In today’s Daily Comment, Amy Davidson asks, “Has the Etan Patz Case Finally Been Closed?”
Then there was Etan’s picture: forever young, like a shaggy-haired boy king, counterposed with all of the ideas of what could have happened to his body—maybe entombed in a box, maybe wrapped in plastic bag, but still, thirty-three years later, lost. Solving the case would alter it fundamentally; there might be a trial, and something like justice. But it’s not a cheerful triumph when a little boy is still dead.
You can read Davidson’s post here.