Police knew about Pedro Hernandez, but he was never one of the suspects in the killing of 6 year old Etan Patz 33 years ago. Now, Pedro has confessed to the killing of the boy as he was on his way to school. When you think about times today, you wonder if a 6 year old boy would ever be allowed to walk to school by themselves. I used to walk to school all the time, but can't remember anything before age 12 basically because of all the drinking I have done, I pretty much used up all those brain cells. I don't know if the world was a much safer place back in 1979, or parents were just not as paranoid. How many 6 year old kids in New York City walk to school on their own today? How about if you live in some random suburb or small town? Are they really any safer?