Detectives with the New York City Police Department have reportedly discovered an old toy and worn clothing inside the home of the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz.
According to the New York Post, the items appear to be from the late 1970s and were age appropriate for Etan.
Investigators plan to test the items for DNA.
Etan was wearing blue pants, a blue jacket and an Eastern airlines cap when he disappeared on May 25, 1979.
Police have been looking for evidence to corroborate the confession made by Pedro Hernandez, 51, last month.
Detectives served a search warrant at his home in New Jersey Wednesday.
Hernandez does have a son and sources tell the Post the items found this week will be tested to see if they belonged to him.
The Post also reports Hernandez told police he targeted Etan because the boy reminded him of a nephew whom he despised.