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9-year-old Brooklyn boy, Leibby Kletzky, missing after leaving day camp, $100,000 reward offered
The NY Daily News ^ | July 12, 2011 | Jake Pearson, Simone Weichselbaum and Lukas I. Alpert

Posted on 07/12/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT by EinNYC

A frantic, full-scale search kicked into high gear Tuesday for a missing boy who disappeared after leaving a Brooklyn day camp.

Leibby Kletzky, 9, was last seen at his school, Yeshiva Boyan in Borough Park, around 5 p.m. Monday after coming back from a field trip, cops said.

The Orthodox Jewish boy was supposed to meet his mother soon after but never showed up.

There were conflicting reports that a surveillance camera captured images of the boy walking at the corner of 13th Ave. and 50th St.

Volunteers have scoured the neighborhood since, but the boy remains missing.

"Right now, as we speak, (police) dogs are tracking the boy's scent," said Jacob Daskel, coordinator of Borough Park Shomrim neighborhood patrol. "We are trying to map out a map detailing where he has been."

Several business leaders in the community along with Assemblyman Dov Hikind have offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the boy's safe return.

"This is every parent's and every community's worst nightmare," Hikind said. "Anyone with credible information of Leibby's whereabouts should immediately contact the authorities."

The boys parents held vigil in the family's home on 15th Ave. Leibby is the second youngest of their five children, neighbors said,.

"Leibby is a carbon copy of his dad. He's a very good kid, a great kid. He's an angel. He has no rebellious streak to him," said family fried Schmuel Eckstein.

Daskel said those who knew the boy could not imagine he would have wandered off on his own.

"The boy's teachers told us he is very obedient. Very quiet. If someone told him to get in a car. He would listen. We hope and pray that someone hasn't done that," Daskel said.

Leibby is about 4 feet tall and weighs 50 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt with green and white stripes, blue pants, black leather belt, black socks, black sneakers and a knapsack reading "Nechmod Day Camp."

Daskel said searchers worried that if the boy had been abducted, efforts may have been made to obscure his identity.

"Maybe someone cut off his payes \[side-locks\] and took off his yarmulke," he said. "Keep a look out for that."

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: brooklyn; leibby; missingchild; murder; nyc
How horribly tragic for the family. I can't even imagine what they're going through now. I hope the little guy is found safe and sound. Prayers for his safe return.
1 posted on 07/12/2011 7:11:39 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

Godspeed.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 7:12:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: EinNYC

Fee-fie-foe-fum,
I smell the stink of a Mohammedan.

Maybe I’m just paranoid.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 7:15:26 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: EinNYC

Prayers going up for this little guy. God protect him.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 7:15:55 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Westbrook

I was thinking the same thing.

So, we’re both paranoid. Big deal.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 7:17:23 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: EinNYC

I join my prayers with yours.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 7:19:26 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

President Omoslem will call the family to offer his condolences, before muttering under his breath, “And pull back to the 1967 borders.”


7 posted on 07/12/2011 7:23:15 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: LyinLibs

I hope the kid’s ok.

If a moslem took him, someone will take the Ground Zero mosque and ram it up Bloomberg’s a**.

Mark my words.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 7:31:17 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: EinNYC

oH MY GOD..I hope he is allright.

Prayers up that the angels bring him back safe and sound and for strength for his family!


9 posted on 07/12/2011 7:31:39 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: Westbrook
Fee-fie-foe-fum,

I smell the stink of a Mohammedan

Oh yeah, that's the first thing I thought of. If you think about it, there is no mistaking whether someone is jewish when they are dressed Hasidic. So now it begins. Just wait till the fact that we ship our medical records overseas to be rifled through by the savage muslims. They will target the sick and infirm first. Then the rest of us.

10 posted on 07/12/2011 7:52:42 PM PDT by Samizdat
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To: EinNYC

Praying for his safe return. Like you, I can’t imagine what his loved ones are going through. Please keep us updated.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 8:12:17 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: Samizdat; Westbrook
I smell the stink of a Mohammedan.

If that were the case I think the boy would have been found dead already. I don’t think a Jihadist would play around with a kid. More likely to just take the kid in to a alley and behead him.

I would expect this to be the work of a pedophile

12 posted on 07/12/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EinNYC

Prayers for this boy and his family. May he be found safe.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:56 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Pontiac

That is what I was thinking.I heard on one of thenews shows todaythat 2000 kids in the USA disappear every year and most are never found.I hope they find him alive very soon.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 9:47:22 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Pontiac

That is what I was thinking.I heard on one of thenews shows todaythat 2000 kids in the USA disappear every year and most are never found.I hope they find him alive very soon.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:47:31 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Pontiac

either way, radical muslims are the worst kind of savages


16 posted on 07/12/2011 10:32:12 PM PDT by Samizdat
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To: Samizdat

No argument here


17 posted on 07/12/2011 10:34:38 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: EinNYC

Sadly, he is dead/dismembered. Somebody in custody.


18 posted on 07/13/2011 4:48:02 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

I found a FOX news article with few details. It makes me wonder if a muzzie did it.


19 posted on 07/13/2011 5:01:23 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Pontiac

> I would expect this to be the work of a pedophile

You’re probably right, since the body has not yet been found, and no ransom note has been sent.

As for pedophiles, what’s the problem? After all, they’re born that way, right? It would be bigoted of us to blame the pedophile or even to imprison him. We must understand him and help him meet his needs in legitimate fashion. Maybe he can be happy with blow-up dolls or kiddie-porn until they legalize pedophilia.


20 posted on 07/13/2011 5:55:37 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: GnuHere

yes details from NY Post
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/missing_year_old_klyn_boy_found_SsxgaRkRSOXDdtevuPT2XP

>>The dismembered body of a missing 9-year-old Hasidic boy was found at two locations in Brooklyn and police this morning arrested a suspect in the slaying who had the child’s severed feet in his freezer, sources told The Post.

Police made the gruesome discovery after raiding a Kensington home and arresting 35-year-old Levi Aron, who led them to parts of missing boy Leibby Kletsky’s body, stuffed in a red suitcase and hidden in a Dumpster outside an auto repair shop about two miles away, sources said.

Cops said Aron allegedly suffocated the boy before chopping him up. Police said they also found three knives in a butcher block inside Aron’s apartment.
Tragic: Leibby Kletzky, 9, was found dead.
Paul Martinka
Tragic: Leibby Kletzky, 9, was found dead.
Police investigate the trash bin where part of the boy’s body was found.
Paul Martinka
Police investigate the trash bin where part of the boy’s body was found.

It was a tragic end to the “angelic” boy, who disappeared Monday afternoon after getting lost while walking alone for the first time from his Borough Park day camp and following a man down a busy street, sparking a massive search.

“There are no words, just no words, to describe the sense of what happened here,” said State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn).


21 posted on 07/13/2011 7:19:58 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Samizdat

The person arrested is named Levi Aron... which sounds more like Jewish than Muslim
>>

Cops said Aron allegedly suffocated the boy before chopping him up. Police said they also found three knives in a butcher block inside Aron’s apartment.


22 posted on 07/13/2011 7:22:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; All

details Daily News (Post article gives suspect’s name, see above)
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/13/2011-07-13_body_of_missing_boy_leiby_kletzky_8_found_in_dumpster_in_park_slope.html

>>The body parts of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who vanished while walking home alone from camp were found Wednesday in a refrigerator of a man being questioned in his disappearance, police sources said.

The ghoulish discovery of Leiby Kletzky early Wednesday morning capped a frantic two-day search for the child.

The Orthodox Jewish boy’s apparent body parts - including his severed feet - were in the refrigerator of a 35-year-old man, who lives in a third-floor attic apartment on E. Second St. in Kensington, one of the sources said.

Other pieces of the boy were found in a suitcase wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag in a Dumpster on 20th St. in Greenwood Heights, between Fourth and Fifth Aves., said the NYPD’s top spokesman Paul Browne.

The suspect, who has no prior arrests on record, was taken into custody at 2:40 a.m. at his apartment. He made statements implicating himself in Leiby’s death, Browne said.

“He has no excuse,” a source said. “He doesn’t know why he did it.”

The source said the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, used a knife to chop Leiby up.

Leiby was last spotted alive around 5:30 p.m. Monday, when a surveillance camera captured him standing about a block from a dentist’s office on 18th Ave. near Dahill Road in Brooklyn, the sources said.

Footage showed the boy following a bearded man, who was visiting the dentist’s office.

Detectives tracked down the dentist at his New Jersey home Tuesday night and learned the boy’s disappearance coincided with the suspect’s visit there to pay a bill, Browne said.

Another dentist and a receptionist at the office helped cops find the suspect’s name and address in their files, Browne said. The suspect was arrested 40 minutes later.

There is no indication Leiby knew the suspect previously.


23 posted on 07/13/2011 7:25:20 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Westbrook
Fee-fie-foe-fum, I smell the stink of a Mohammedan. Maybe I’m just paranoid.

The killer was a fellow Orthodox Jew. So yeah, maybe you are...

24 posted on 07/14/2011 4:28:05 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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