Missing Brooklyn haredi 9-year-old found dead

Suspect arrested in connection with brutal slaying of Borough Park boy, Leibby Kletzky; discovery of body ends massive search.

July 13, 2011 14:58
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Leibby Kletzky

Leibby Kletzky 311. (photo credit: NYPD)


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The body of Leibby Kletzky, a nine-year-old haredi boy missing since Monday, was found dismembered, in separate locations in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

A suspect was arrested in connection with the slaying earlier on Wednesday. According to a New York Post report, police stormed a home in the New York neighborhood of Kensington early on Wednesday morning, arresting a 35-year-old man who directed them to the location of the body.

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Some of the boys remains were found at the suspect's apartment and additional body parts were discovered in two separate locations in Brooklyn.

Police do not know if the suspect knew Kletzky.

A massive search for Kletzky, including the FBI, had been underway since his disappearance after on Monday.

Security footage showed the boy leaving a day camp located at a Borough Park yeshiva on Monday. In the video, he is seen speaking to a man in a gold-colored vehicle. It was not clear if the boy got into the vehicle or not.

Thousands of volunteers from Borough Park and surrounding Jewish communities had joined the search for the missing Kletzky prior to the discovery of his body.

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