Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Brooklyn Boy Found Dismembered: 'Whoever Did This is Sick Beyond Belief'

By now you may have read or heard about the nine-year-old Hasidic boy who went missing in Brooklyn Monday.

Well, this is just horrible.
An 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who vanished while walking home alone from camp was found dead in a dumpster in Park Slope early Wednesday morning, police sources said.

More than a dozen NYPD detectives swarmed the scene outside the Park Slope Auto Center at 651 Fourth Ave. where the dismembered remains of little Leiby Kletzky may were discovered. Sources said the body was found after police checked the large gray trash container, which had its lid open.

Assemblyman Dov Hikind said one suspect was in custody.

"I've never seen a community feel more depression than they are at the moment," he said in an interview broadcast on NY1. "Whoever did this is sick beyond belief.”

A massive search by cops and hundreds of volunteers from the Orthodox Jewish community had been underway for Leiby, who had begged his parents to let him walk home alone from camp for the first time. His parents agreed to meet him halfway between his Borough Park school and the family's home on Monday afternoon.

But he never showed up - and now cops think his disappearance may be linked to a man he was seen following on the street.

The Orthodox Jewish boy was filmed by a store surveillance camera standing alone about 5:30 p.m. at the corner where 45th St., 18th Ave. and Dahill Road intersect, police said. At that point, he was already far off course from a seven-block walk to meet his parents.

The video shows a bearded man turn the corner and walk down Dahill Road with the boy walking behind him. The man then gets into a gold-colored sedan and drives off - but the video does not show the passenger side of the car.
More here.

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