Jul 13, 2011
Leibby Kletzky, 9, OBM
Baruch Dayan Haemes: 9-year-old Leibby Kletzky OBM who went missing Monday was found murdered. Update: Wednesday, 4:16 pm: Levaya will take place tonight, Wednesday, 8:30 pm at 56th St. Between 16th and 17th in Boro Park.
Baruch Dayan Haemes: With an indescribable amount of pain we regret to inform you of the passing of 9-year-old Leibby Kletzky OBM who went missing on Monday afternoon.
The levaya is scheduled for tonight, Wednesday 8:30 pm at Beis Medrash Heichal Hatorah (Rabbi Eisenberger's shul), 1650 56th Street bet. 16 and 17 in Boro Park.
The intense hunt for a missing Borough Park boy has taken a shocking and tragic turn. Assemblyman Dov Hikind says authorities have recovered the dismembered remains of 9-year-old Leibby Kletzky.
Half of Kletzky’s body was found in a Kensington, Brooklyn home following a search.
Half of Kletzky’s remains were found in a dumpster in Sunset Park, CBS 2?s Kristin Thorne reported.
“It’s just a horror for every parent,” Hikind said. “I mean it’s just a tragedy today for everyone in New York.”
“There are sick people out there who would do such horrible things to an innocent child,” Hikind said.
Early Wednesday, authorities arrested three people at the Kensington home at 466 East Second Street. FBI and police had to kick the door in. A gold car was found nearby, similar to one seen in a surveillance video police uncovered during their hunt for the boy.
A man who is seen walking near the boy in the video is one of those in custody, chief police spokesman Paul J. Browne said. The man, described as a 35 year old male, is a member of the Jewish community, and lives and works in the community.
“That this is possible, an innocent 9-year-old is walking the streets, and that there are human beings out there – at least we call them that – who would do this,” Hikind said. “There’s no reason for it, it’s just beyond horror.”
Kletzky was supposed to meet his mother at 5 p.m. Monday at the corner of 13th Avenue and 50th Street after leaving day camp in Brooklyn, but he never showed up. His disappearance prompted an intense search, with much of the orthodox Jewish community he was part of, taking to the streets to hunt for the boy.
Kletzky was just 4-foot-4, with dark hair. He wore black glasses, a striped shirt and was carrying a knapsack.
Two surveillance videos offered possible leads in the disappearance late Tuesday.
One video showed the young boy leaving his day camp, located at 12th Avenue and 44th Street, and walking past his home on 15th Avenue.
A second video, which was released late Tuesday night, showed the boy walking behind another man, according to police. Investigators believe Kletzky may have gotten into the man’s gold-colored sedan.
Since Monday night, volunteers organized by the Flatbush Shomrim — the Jewish community patrols — fanned out from Borough Park looking for the boy.
Kletzky had begged his parents to let him walk home, CBS 2?s Pablo Guzman reported. They had given him a note, saying he would not be taking the bus.