Etan Patz case

Associated Press
A boy stops to look at a makeshift memorial to Etan Patz, who was six when he disappeared in 1979, in New York, Sunday, May 27, 2012. The memorial sprung up at the site where, according to police, suspect Pedro Hernandez, now 51, claims the murder took place. The metal sidewalk doors lead to a basement where Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and an employee of a bodega, said he murdered the boy. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Three boxes of evidence from the investigation into the 1979 disappearance and presumed death of schoolboy Etan Patz have turned up while a suspect is on trial for the killing, and his attorney said Monday she could have to seek a mistrial or at least recall witnesses who have already testified.

Alice Fontier, one of the attorneys representing Pedro Hernandez, said there were more than 1,400 pages of information on the case in one box alone.

"Given this massive disclosure at this point, in the middle of the trial, there may be issues," she said. "We may need to recall some of their witnesses. We may need to move for a mistrial." (AP)

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