NYPD: Body Found In Brooklyn Believed To Be A Brother of Child Killer Levi Aron

A man believed to be the brother of a Brooklyn man serving decades in prison for kidnapping, killing and dismembering a young boy in 2011 was found dead on Friday.

The man’s body was found wrapped in a blanket on East 2nd Street in Kensington Heights. Police have not released his name, but he is believed to be a brother of Levi Aron, sources say.

Investigators were at the scene where the body was found Friday afternoon. Crime scene tape blocked off a home on East 2nd Street.

Levi Aron admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering an 8-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy from Brooklyn in 2011. He eventually struck a deal to serve 40 years to life in prison.

After Judge Firetog asked Aron if had anything to say about killing Lieby Kletzky, he responded with just one word: “No.”

Aron admitted killing the child after the boy asked him for directions, and pleaded guilty in August 2012.

Leiby got lost on his way to day camp last July, the first time he had been allowed to walk alone. It was the first time he was allowed to walk alone, and he was supposed to travel about seven blocks to meet his mother but missed his turn.

Aron took the boy upstate to Monsey, N.Y., where he attended a wedding before bringing Leiby to his apartment. When he noticed fliers with the boy’s photo, he says he panicked, suffocated the boy and dismembered him.

Just about 33 hours later, detectives found the boy’s severed feet, wrapped in plastic, in Aron’s freezer. A cutting board and three bloody carving knives were found in the refrigerator.

The rest of the boy’s body was discovered in bags inside a red suitcase in a trash bin about a mile from Aron’s apartment. His legs had been cut from his torso.

The medical examiner’s office said Leiby had been drugged then suffocated.

Aron, a hardware store clerk, pleaded to lesser charges in a deal that spared him a criminal trial and the possibility of life in prison without parole.

Leiby was Hasidic, an ultra-Orthodox version of Judaism, and the killing shook the tight-knit community in Borough Park, a safe and somewhat insular neighborhood and home to one of the world’s largest communities of Orthodox Jews outside Israel. Aron, who lived nearby, was Orthodox but not Hasidic.

A psychiatric evaluation obtained by The Associated Press said Aron was confused and apathetic, a “practically blank” personality whose younger sister died while institutionalized with schizophrenia.

The court-ordered evaluation of Aron found him fit to stand trial on murder charges in the death of Kletzky. Details in the report from a psychiatrist and psychologist at Kings County Hospital showed he was deeply troubled, and had given authorities conflicting accounts of his life and his mental and physical history.

A psychologist diagnosed him with an adjustment disorder and a personality disorder with schizoid features.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by disintegration of thought processes and diminished emotional responsiveness. A person is more likely to have it if a close family member, such as his sister who died, has it.

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  1. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    A brother of Levi Aron, the notorious killer of 11-year-old Leiby Kletzky, was found dead Friday in Aron’s Brooklyn home — the same home where the boy’s dismembered remains were found six years ago.

    The body of Aron’s 29-year-old brother was found wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a closet inside the E. 2nd St. home in Kensington about 2:45 p.m., police sources said.

    His body was discovered by another of Aron’s brothers, sources said.

    Police were awaiting the Medical Examiner and had not unwrapped the blanket two hours after the gruesome discovery.

    Levi Aron pled guilty in 2012 to kidnapping and murdering Leiby.

    The boy was snatched off a Borough Park street while walking back from camp alone for the first time.

    Aron drugged the boy, smothered him with a towel, then dismembered him and tossed most of his remains in a Dumpster.

    The boy’s feet were found in Aron’s freezer.

  2. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    בקנסינגטון שבברוקלין, נמצאה גופת אדם שעל פי הדיווח שייכת לאחיו של לוי אהרן שהורשע ברצח ילד חרדי בן 9. הוא נמצא מת עטוף בשמיכה בביתו בתוך ארון. אחיו מצא אותו שם כשהוא כפות ברגליו.

    בזמנו עקב ‘בחדרי חרדים’ אחר המקרה המזעזע של הילד לייבי קלצקי בן ה-9, שהתגורר בשכונת בורו פארק שבברוקלין, ונחטף ונרצח ב- ביולי 2011 בידי תושב שכונת קנסינגטון הסמוכה, לוי אהרון.

    החטיפה כזכור, משכה תשומת לב של כל הקהילות החרדיות בעולם כולו, ובהיוודע מעשה הרצח הבשורה גרמה לזעזוע והלם בקרב תושבי ניו יורק ובציבור החרדי בעולם.

    גופתו של הילד לייבי קלצקי נמצאה לאחר יומיים של חיפושים בביתו של אהרון כשהיא מבותרת, וחלקים ממנה אותרו בתוך המקרר שבדירה ובפח האשפה שלידה. לדברי התביעה, אהרון פיתה את קלצקי לבוא עמו לביתו בעת שהיה בדרכו חזרה מהקייטנה, ואמור היה לפגוש את אמו.

    הרוצח נשפט ל-40 שנות מאסר ללא אפשרות חנינה.

    כאמור גופתו של אחיו של הרוצח נמצאה בביתו ביום שישי האחרון בשעות הצהרים, כשהיא כפותה ללא רוח חיים, משטרת ניו יורק חוקרת את המקרה בכל הכלים העומדים לרשותה, האזור נסגר כבמקרה פשע גדול, ורופאים ואנשי זיהוי פלילי הוזעקו למקום.

  3. Joe Levin
    Joe Levin says:

    The body of the brother of Levi Aron, the Brooklyn store clerk who pleaded guilty to killing lost 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky six years ago, was found in the same home as the remains of the haredi boy.

    The body of Tzvi Aron was found wrapped in a blanket in a basement closet of the Brooklyn home, according to reports.

    Police reportedly were called to the home on Friday afternoon. Tzvi Aron had been missing since Tuesday, according to reports. A bakery worker, he had recently been threatened, though it has not been reported why.

    Family members reportedly have continued to live in the home since the July 2011 murder, and reportedly have been threatened in the past over the murder, the Associated Press reported.

    Levi Aron pleaded guilty in August 2012 to kidnapping, killing and dismembering Leiby near his home in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn in July 2011. Aron’s attorney at first had attempted to pursue an insanity defense; Aron reportedly has a history of mental illness.

    Leiby, making his first attempt to walk home alone from camp, had stopped to ask Aron for directions and entered his car. Less than 48 hours later, the search for the boy came to a grisly conclusion when parts of his dismembered body were found in the freezer of Aron’s apartment in the nearby Kensington section of Brooklyn.

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