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Body of Missing Boy Found in Fourth Ave. Dumpster

Borough Park resident Leiby Kletzky had been missing since Monday.

The body of an 8-year-old Borough Park boy who went missing after walking home alone from camp was found dead in dumpster on Fourth Avenue and 20th Street early Wednesday morning, according to the New York Daily News.

The young Orthodox Jewish boy had been missing since Monday afternoon. Early Wednesday morning, police discovered the Leiby Kletzky's dismembered remains outside of the Park Slope Auto Center at 651 Fourth Ave.

The police have three suspects in custody, the News said.

According to the paper, Kletzky had begged his parents to let him walk home alone from camp at his Borough Park school on 44th Street, and they agreed to meet him half way. A store surveillance camera that caught Leiby standing by himself on Monday afternoon showed that he had already ventured far off the path of his seven-block walk to meet his parents.

In the video, a bearded man turns the corner where Kletzky is standing, and Kletzky begins to walk behind him. The man then gets into a gold sedan and drives off, though the passenger side of the vehicle is not visible in the video.

“When news of Leiby’s disappearance broke, I joined my constituents and parents everywhere in a sense of fear and concern, mixed with a powerful hope that he would be found unharmed,” said Borough Park Congressman Jerrold Nadler.  “Today, I am speechless and shocked by the brutality and injustice of this horrific crime. As a father and a human being, I am deeply saddened that so innocent a soul could be so cruelly taken. I join my constituents in Borough Park and people everywhere in wishing the Kletzky family strength and blessings to heal from this awful tragedy.”

Nataly July 13, 2011 at 06:17 PM
this is so sad . poor child may he rest in peace, my heart goes out to the kletzy family, no body deserves this, this is so horrible and makes it even scarier that its so close to home. i was praying that they found him alive but now he is in a better place and safe from any more harm . God bless his soul. we will forever miss you...
elisa rodriguez July 13, 2011 at 06:31 PM
I'm not blaming the parents on this, but I walk that area all the time and see children as young as six and seven walking around by themselves. I doubt the parents were waiting anywhere for him. I'll bet his walking alone was a normal routine for him.
elisa rodriguez July 13, 2011 at 06:36 PM
Last week I saw two girls that appeared to be about six and seven crossing the Ocean Parkway alone, and that is a six lane street. No one watching and no one waiting on the other side either. My man and I were shocked. I have nieces around that age and I'd let me sister have it if she ever let her girls cross that avenue.
Tina July 13, 2011 at 06:44 PM
I just hope the man who did this to that poor child pays for his crime. No insanity plea deal. This is senseless for a young boy with his whole life ahead of him to be taken from this world. My thoughts go out to his mother and father.
Al Green July 13, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Oh yea, send these 3 animals to prison. Sure! That will cure them......they should take all 3 and just donate all there organs on the spot. And put rest in same dumpster !!! Al Green
Tina July 13, 2011 at 06:53 PM
Who would want their organs? Tie them to the street pole where the boy was found and light him on fire. Then throw him in the dump no proper burial
Al Green July 13, 2011 at 07:29 PM
There organs are un-corruptible and may save a life, but the thought of them sitting in a jail cell funded by taxes is not the way to go.
Tina July 13, 2011 at 09:25 PM
He will sit in a hospital for a while then be released into society. The only justice would be to have him killed, preferably the same way he did to the boy. How was he able to go to his family's home with a boy nobody knew and not one person noticed. Come on I know someone must have seen them!
Dennis July 13, 2011 at 09:33 PM
I work at Dyker Beach Golf course and the police stopped by to post the missing child flyer. My son jus become a father for the 1st time and I, a grandfather for the 1st time. If anyone...and I MEAN ANYONE, ever looked to harm or did harm any of my children or grandchild, they had better hope that the police get them before I did.....NUFF SAID
EARLDINE JACKSON July 14, 2011 at 12:01 AM
The Boogie Man for our children are no longer under the bed they look and talk like the neighbor you see everyday. TEARS SORROW AND ANGER
Mitchel Cohen July 15, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Such a very, very, heart-breaking story. Now that one person from the community has apparently confessed and has been charged, who were the other two "suspects" -- why did the police have them in custody, and what happened to them? I am wondering if there is any connection to the killing on Albemarle Rd. a few days earlier, just 1/2 a block away from where the confessed killer of little Leiby lives. Was he involved in some way, or just a coincidence?

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