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The FBI has planted itself on the corner of Prince and Wooster Street in Soho, and according to Gothamist, the incident is "in regards to human remains." The investigation may be related to Etan Patz, a boy who went missing back in 1979 when he was six years old, and was subsequently the first child to appear on a milk carton. One of the rumors currently circulating is that his remains are buried in the basement of Lucky Brand.
Gothamist reports: "At least one rumor we're hearing is that the team is at Lucky Jeans because 'someone just confessed to murdering a child in 1968 and burying his/her body in the basement.'" Since the FBI has confirmed they're searching for Patz, it appears that the date may have been misheard or misinterpreted.
NBC explains that "the FBI and NYPD are searching the basement of a building in SoHo for the remains of 6-year-old Etan Patz, who went missing 33 years ago." They add that the basement they're digging up is at 127-B Prince Street, "about 200 feet from the building where Patz lived." The address of that Lucky Brand? 127 Prince.
· FBI On Prince, Wooster Investigating 33-Year-Old Etan Patz Case [Gothamist]
· FBI, NYPD Resume Search for Etan Patz [NBC]