In the years to follow, thousands of children across the country went missing. Our attention was drawn to the case of Etan Patz, which puzzled police and his parents for decades. This month, a jury will be chosen to hear the case of his alleged killer, even though a body was never found.
The most recognized face of the horrors of having a child taken right in broad daylight came with the story of Adam Walsh.
If you grew up during the seventies, you undoubtedly were drawn to the faces of missing children each time you bought milk at the grocery store. A national campaign to bring awareness of children who had been abducted by stranger or family were placed on the back of milk cartons.