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Title: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: art-hu on July 16, 2011, 04:59:34 PM
(CBS/AP)  NEW YORK - A Brooklyn man reportedly told police that he spent more than 12 hours with a young Orthodox Jewish boy -- including taking him to a wedding just outside New York City -- before smothering and dismembering him in a panic.

Pictures: Leiby Kletzky

Levi Aron, 35, detailed the time he spent with Leiby Kletzky, 8, and allegedly confessed to killing the boy in a 450-word statement obtained by WNBC-TV, NBC News reports.

"I understand this may be wrong and I'm sorry for the hurt that I have caused," Aron told police, according to NBC News.

Kletzky was walking home alone from day camp for the first time Monday and disappeared while on his way to meet his mother on a street corner seven blocks away. Authorities said he had evidently gotten lost after missing a turn, and had reached out to Aron, a stranger, for help.

Slain NYC boy was lost, sought help from suspect

According to the obtained statement, Aron told police he wanted a ride to a bookstore but then lost interest.

"So I asked if he wanted to go for the ride -- (a) wedding in Monsey -- since I didn't think I was going to stay for the whole thing since my back was hurting. He said OK," Aron told police.

They returned to Aron's home around 11:20 p.m. Monday night and watched television before going to sleep in separate rooms, Aron told police. Police said Aron, who is divorced, lives alone in an attic in a building shared with his father and uncle.

Aron told police he planned to return Kletzky to his home Tuesday.

Apparently unaware that a search was already in progress for the boy, Aron left his home Tuesday to find photos of the missing boy on fliers distributed in the neighborhood.

"When I saw the flyers I panicked and was afraid," he told police. "I was still in panic ... and afraid to bring him home. That is when I went for a towel to smother him in the side room. He fought back a little bit."

Now with the body of a dead boy in his home, he told police he panicked again "because I didn't know what to do with the body." He detailed to police how he dismembered the body.

A day-and-a-half search led police to Aron's home after midnight Wednesday morning after seeing him on a surveillance video with the child. They asked: Where is the boy?

The man nodded toward the kitchen, authorities said, where blood stained the freezer door. Inside was the stuff of horror films -- severed feet, wrapped in plastic. In the refrigerator, a cutting board and three bloody carving knives. A plastic garbage bag with bloody towels was nearby.

"It is every parent's worst nightmare," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Wednesday, following the Aron's arrest on a charge of second-degree murder.

The gruesome killing shocked the tight-knit Hasidic community in Borough Park, in part because it is one of the safest sections of the city and because Aron is himself an Orthodox Jew, although not Hasidic. The Hasidim are ultra-Orthodox Jews.

"This is a no-crime area," said state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, whose district includes the area. "Everybody is absolutely horrified," he said. "Everyone is in total shock, beyond belief, beyond comprehension ... to suddenly disappear and then the details ... and the fact someone in the extended community ... it's awful."

While the medical examiner's office said it was still investigating how the boy was killed, the body was released so that the boy could be buried Wednesday evening according to Jewish custom.

Thousands gathered around a Borough Park synagogue for the funeral service. Speakers broadcast over a loudspeaker, chanting and speaking in Yiddish and Hebrew. They stressed the community's resilience and unity after what one called an unnatural death

Pictures: Leiby Kletzky

"This is not human," said Moses Klein, 73, a retired caterer who lives near the corner where the boy was last seen.

The break in the case came when investigators watched a grainy video that showed the boy, wearing his backpack, getting into a car with a man outside a dentist's office. Detectives tracked the dentist down at his home in New Jersey, and he remembered someone coming to pay a bill. Police identified Aron using records from the office, and 40 minutes later he was arrested, shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Aron told police where to find the rest of the body; it was in pieces, wrapped in plastic bags, inside a red suitcase that had been tossed into a trash bin in another Brooklyn neighborhood, Kelly said.

Police said there was no evidence the boy was sexually assaulted. Police were looking into whether Aron had a history of mental illness.

Kelly said it was "totally random" that Aron grabbed the boy, and aside from a summons for urinating in public, he had no criminal record. A neighbor told authorities her son had said Aron had once tried to lure him into his car, but nothing happened and she didn't think much of it until the news of the killing, police said.


Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: Marcusdog on July 21, 2011, 01:16:34 PM
Hi Art, the amazing thing about this is now that this monster has been caught he is acting the part of a low IQ special needs adult. But he is smart enough to start saying he heard voices. The voices told him to do this heinous deed. He must have read the son of sam book.
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: jobo on July 21, 2011, 01:57:44 PM
Did this guy have a job?  Was he a contributing member of society?   No one at the wedding questioned him??  That's what I just don't understand....he takes this poor child to a wedding and no one wonders what the heck he is doing with a strange child?   Sounds like an abnormal bunch.
RIP Leiby...
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: art-hu on July 22, 2011, 08:34:55 PM
Very strange indeed that this man was at a wedding with a young boy, and no-one asked any questions.!
Thank-god he was caught quickly. Very sad for the family and friends.
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: Marcusdog on July 22, 2011, 10:23:23 PM
I read that he not only took him to events such as the wedding but drove him around for hours in his car and also took him to his house. He is trying for a insanity defense. I guess the next step with his hearing voices is that like the son of sam murders he will say his dog told him to murder this poor child.
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: jobo on July 23, 2011, 05:59:17 AM
I'd say everyone at the wedding was a touch insane too....for not questioning who this little boy was....hmmm
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: BellasMom on July 24, 2011, 09:37:04 AM
Has this wedding trip been confirmed??  I am having a difficult time believeing this guy.  The boy wasnt 3 or 4 years old fgs, he would never have stayed over night or gone to a wedding without wanting to call his parents for permission at least.  I call BS.  IMO
Title: Re: Dismembered remains of missing NYC boy Leiby Kletzky
Post by: jobo on July 24, 2011, 07:39:51 PM
lol....you have a valid point, it could all be lies coming out of Aron's mouth.