Worried that the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz will go free, the NYPD is desperately looking for fresh clues — to no avail, sources said.
Though Pedro Hernandez came forward dramatically last year admitting the notorious killing, his lawyer disputes the confession, and there is no other evidence linking him to the crime.
“They go down to Camden almost every day to interview anyone who knows Hernandez. Family, friends, the church people, anyone,” said a law-enforcement source.
A team of cops from the NYPD’s Missing Person Squad — a sergeant and about four detectives — continue to investigate, the source said.
“They’ve interviewed these people over and over and over again. Some of them five to 10 times. This has been going on for over a year. It’s exhausting.”