Update 2:35 p.m. There are more details coming out now. ABC News' Richard Esposito and Russell Goldman are reporting that the name of the suspect apprehended yesterday is Pedro Hernandez, who reportedly worked at a corner store in SoHo when Patz disappeared around 30 years ago. "The suspect, who would have been 18 when Patz disappeared, has told investigators that he strangled Patz and put his body in a box to dispose of it," they report and add that police expressed "cautious optimism" with the arrest.
This is big: New York Police may have solved the 33-year-old case of the disappearance and death of Etan Patz. This morning they announced the arrest of Pedro Hernandez, a New Jersey man who reportedly told police, "I did it."
A few reports came in this morning and NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is supposed to give a full briefing later today. But here's what we do know: According to The New York Daily News' Rocco Parascandola, the suspect is a New Jersey man and was arrested yesterday. And DNAinfo's Alan Neuhauser and Murray Weiss add that the man was picked up in Camden, New Jersey and used to work in the SoHo area. "He told police 'I did it,'" Neuhauser and Weiss's sources said.