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.”