Etan Patz's mom: I wish this could all be over

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NEW YORK (AP) - The mother of Etan Patz says she wishes it could all be over.

Julie Patz spoke Tuesday outside her New York City apartment building, a week after a man confessed to killing her 6-year-old son 33 years ago.

According to the Daily News, Patz said: "This is taking my freedom away. I just wish this could be over." She made the remarks after running into reporters and photographers.

Asked if she believed police got the right suspect, Patz said: "No comment. It's an ongoing investigation."

Etan's body hasn't been recovered.

Authorities are continuing to flesh out the case after Pedro Hernandez made the startling admission. He worked at a neighborhood convenience store when Etan vanished on his way to school May 25, 1979.

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