A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz was interviewed by police amid the murder trial of a suspect accused in the boy’s 1979 disappearance, prosecutors said Tuesday, noting they have received similar calls before.
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said the man “had a thought in his head” he could be the boy who vanished at 6, and he had been born at the right time, so she asked police to interview him. She said the man’s last name is Dillion.
Dozens of people have claimed to be the sandy-haired Etan since he vanished on his way to school. His mother Julie testified about some of the claims earlier at the trial.
“As this trial goes on … we get phone calls from people,” Illuzzi-Orbon said. “Some people are concerned that maybe they’re Etan.”