Police have once again searched the site of a former Manhattan grocery store for evidence in the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz.
NYPD spokesman Paul Browne confirmed investigators returned Wednesday to where an alleged abductor once worked. He said the search wasn't based on new information, but declined to elaborate.
The FBI, which also has investigated the case, was not involved in the search.
Police said previously that Pedro Hernandez of Maple Shade, N.J., told investigators he lured the 6-year-old into the shop with the promise of a soda. He allegedly said he led the child to the basement, choked him and left his body in a bag of trash about a block away.
His attorney has described Hernandez as bipolar and schizophrenic, with a history of hallucinations.