Original Patz Suspect Released

    Inmate Jose A. Ramos is shown in this May 28, 2010 file photo provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Ramos, the man who was long the prime suspect in a landmark case of missing New York City boy Etan Patz is about to be released from a Pennsylvania prison where he spent more than 20 years for molesting other children. Ramos, a convicted pedophile whom authorities have called the prime suspect in the case, is set to be released Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 from the State Correctional Institution at Dallas, in northeastern Pennsylvania, prison spokesman Michael Goyne said. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, File)

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    Jose Ramos—the man long considered the main suspect in the Etan Patz disappearance case—was released from prison briefly Wednesday, then immediately taken into custody for providing an outdated license. Under Megan’s Law, Ramos is required to provide police with an address of where he will be staying. The one he offered, although a real address, hasn’t been occupied by anyone he knows for years. Focus shifted from Ramos in May when Pedro Hernandez—who worked at a convenience store near where the 6-year-old Patz disappeared in 1979—confessed to killing him.

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