BROOKLYN (ABC) - Authorities say 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky was a victim of a random act of violence, murdered and dismembered after he apparently got lost and asked for help.
Levi Aron, 35, was arrested early Wednesday, NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
Investigators took Aron into custody at 2:40 a.m. at his residence on East 2nd Street in the Kesington section of Brooklyn. A New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Missing Child Alert had been issued for 8-year-old Leibby Kletzky. Kletzky left the Boyan Day Camp at 1205 44th Street Monday evening, but never showed up to meet his mother three blocks away in Borough Park.
Kelly said the boy's parents had taken him through the route the day before, and he was to walk the seven blocks from the camp to meet his mother. He left at about 5:05 p.m., got lost and asked the wrong man for help. The surveillance video released by police shows Kleztky walking behind a man near a gold vehicle on 18th Avenue between 45th Street and 46th Street. Read Full Story
|Leibby Kletzky |
8 Years Old
• Shomrim got the license plate number and reported it to police, which helped in apprehending Aron.
• Police think Leibby was lost and Aron said he would drive him home.
• Aron panicked when he saw all the posters and the search teams and that’s why he killed Leibby.
• Aron lived in Tennessee for two years, and police do not know if he has a police record there.
• One of the journalists (sounded Jewish with a Yiddish accent) said people had called 911 on Aron in the past but police did not properly handle those complaints.
• Police maintain that he has no record of pedophilia in New York Read More:
What makes this so bizarre is Leibby had received permission to walk home alone for the first time. However, like good parents, the parents restricted Leibby to walk alone for only three blocks, at which point his parents would be at a designated point to greet him. In those few short blocks, tragedy stuck at the hands of killer Levi Aron, 35 years of age, who intercepted young Leibby.
All I can say again this is one sick SOB. I just hope and pray that the Investigators do a complete investigation. The good thing about this case is, the remains were located quick, sufficient probable cause was present and an arrest was made. At least the investigators appear to have solid evidence, witnesses and a video showing Levi Aron with the victim. Slam dunk, no case is slam dunk, slam dunk sometimes will rear up and bite the investigators on the butt.
At a news conference Wednesday, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said detectives found the remains of Keletzky in a freezer at Aron's third-floor attic apartment and in a trash bin more than two miles away, wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag inside a suitcase. Full Story and Video:
What else could Leibby's parents do, the neighbor is relatively quiet and safe. I am sure that the parents had very little concerns of allowing Leibby to walk the few blocks, as they were going to be their waiting for him just a few blocks away. The parents patiently waited until they had that sinking feeling that something had gone wrong. desperately wrong. There are no answers to this as to why this horrible incident took place, only that a sick deranged bastard just happened along and intercepted the young Leibby.
As parents we are charged with the safety well being of our kids, keep drilling into their little heads that yes, the boogie man is real. You may or may not know who the boogie man is, but he is real, very real. So stay alert.
To the family of Leibby Kletzky, may God be with you and your family during your time of need, you are not alone. May God Bless you all.