After waiting two weeks (!) to get a search warrant, the NYPD recently conducted a search in the Maple Shade, NJ home of Pedro Hernandez who alleged confessed to killing six-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. According to the Post, they found "pair of boys’ white Fruit of the Loom briefs, a yellow Matchbox-style car etched with the word “Stryker” and a pair of blue children’s-size shorts" in the home's attic. But there's skepticism about whether the clothes could be related to the Etan Patz case.

A Daily News source says, "We found nothing that we believe belongs to the boy" (Etan Patz was last seen wearing pants, not shorts). DNAinfo's source says, "The clothes are too f-ing big and could not fit [Etan]." Also, the Matchbox car appears to have been made after Etan's disappearance.

Hernandez rented part of the home and lived there with his wife and daughter; skeptics suggest that the clothing and toy could have belonged to his daughter or other relatives—or previous tenants of the home.

Etan's disappearance from his Soho neighborhood—he was walking the few blocks from his home to his school bus stop by himself for the first time—on May 25, 1979 shocked the city and then the country. In April, the FBI and NYPD investigated the basement of a Soho to investigate whether a neighborhood handyman might be involved, but apparently came up empty. Then, late last month, a NJ man allegedly confessed to the decades-old crime.

Hernandez, who was a stock clerk at a bodega across from Etan's bus stop, allegedly confessed to the murder. The NY Times reported, "By the end of the interrogation [last month], Mr. Hernandez had not only looked at the picture; he had also signed his name across it and even written a brief confession on the picture, one law enforcement official briefed on the investigation said 'They had him sign on the photograph, and write, "I killed him" or "I strangled him," ' said the official, who was granted anonymity to discuss evidence."

The lawyer for Hernandez, Harvey Fishbein, says his client has mental problems, from schizophrenia to hallucinations. And one of Herdnandez's sister said news reports were wrong about him, "A lie can kill a family."