Updated 05/29/2012 10:23 PM
Patz Update: No Sanitation Records Before 1989, Hernandez's Sister Previously Reported Murder
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The NYPD's hope of finding the remains of Etan Patz suffered a setback Tuesday when the New York City Sanitation Department said it cannot track the movement of trash from curb to landfill before 1989.
Confessed killer Pedro Hernandez said he disposed of the boy's body in 1979 by putting it in the trash.
Police are continuing to search for physical evidence, including the body, to corroborate the confession.
In addition, Hernandez's sister told the Associated Press that she spoke to an officer in Camden, New Jersey years ago to report a rumor that her brother had confessed to a church group.
Norma Hernandez said the officer took notes but she never received any paperwork and was never brought in to speak to a detective.
Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD is pursuing every lead.
"We're in New Jersey talking to a lot of people, certainly talking to all of Pedro Hernandez's siblings," he said. "We've talked to people who report that he spoke at a gathering. We talked to people who allegedly were there."
Kelly said there's no record of any communication about the missing boy between the NYPD and the Camden police.
Camden PD did not comment on Norma Hernandez's claim.