- Aug 5, 2008
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Aww. I did not know that. How hurtful. Someone named Lisa Cohen posted that she wrote a book about Etan. In her post it says something about being the cousin of Etan - but she is not the cousin of Etan - she was conveying a letter from the Patz family. It was very unclear though. She has worked for news agencies and covered the case for over 20 years. I am sure the book is very good - she had access to the family. But I am unsure why she included the part I have been looking for my cousin Etan in the first person - like it was herself.
That is strange.
This is the article I remember reading about the screenplay writer, Beth Gutcheon, and about how the Patzes found out about the book and how Julie Patz just thought it was friends having lunch, but instead she was basically being interviewed. You are right. It had to be very hurtful.
I don't understand why Shira was so adamant about her parents doing no interviews and the privacy. We have learned that the media is usually the best source to help find a missing person, so why get so upset? I understand she may have gone thru some type of anger, but come on. If I were a parent, I would give every opportunity to get my story out there and keep the face fresh in the media.