Closed captioning of: Family of Patz murder suspect offers insight
back in this country, there are in questions tonight about the man accused of murder in one of the most infamous
of our time. if pedro
really did call
, will his reported confession be enough to convict him? also tonight, two of
' sisters are speaking out. we get the story from
the police never considered him a suspect until pedro
confessed this week to killing
. back then, he was 18 years old working as a stock boy in a neighborhood store. a twist for those who have closely followed the case, includingly sa cohen, who wrote a book about the story.
this is something nobody saw coming. nobody had a clue.
but his family is offering some insikt.
moved from new jersey shortly after
disappeared. his sister says he began telling other relatives he killed a
and she noticed changes in his behavior, saying he was ablgting very strange, his stomach was always upset. another sister who asked for her identity to be concealed and voice altered, told a station in philadelphia, she can't imagine her brother killing anyone, but offered a message for the family.
so sorry by brother did that if he did.
his lawyer claims his client has a history of
issues. experts say investigators will need to build a case.
we don't seem to have any
, anything that links him to the crime and
other than his proximity at the time that
back then, detectives like
worked tirelessly on the case going
door to door
. three decades later, investigators are back in the neighborhood searching for evidence again. today, there are flowers in a makeshift memorial in front of the building where the suspect says he killed
. the memory of a
once again capturing the attention and hearts of people here and throughout the country.
, nbc news, new york.