Saturday marks 40th anniversary of one of the first times a missing child made national news

FARGO — Before 1980, the American public seldom heard about missing children. But all of that changed with the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz on May 25, 1979.

Patz had...

Etan Patz was one of the first nationally known missing children who went missing on May 25, 1979. His disappearance date was made into National Missing Children's Day. Stanley K. Patz / Wikimedia Commons / Special to The Forum

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