FOX: Missing Boy Found Dead. Hikind: Boy Brutally Murdered; Arrest Made

MYFOXNY.COM – The body of a missing eight-year-old boy from Borough Park, Brooklyn, was found Wednesday in two separate locations, according to the NYPD.

One man was arrested at a house in Kensington. There are unconfirmed reports that as many as three people were taken into custody, reported FOX 5 News reporter John Huddy.

Some of the remains of Leibby Kletzky were discovered in the home in a trash bin, wrapped in a black plastic bag that was inside a suitcase, reported the Associated Press.

More remains were found in a dumpster at 20th Street and 4th Avenue in Greenwood Heights.

FOX 5 News reporter Antwan Lewis reported from the scene as the boy’s body was taken away from the dumpster by investigators just before 7 a.m.

“The nine-year-old boy was brutally murdered. Dumped. What kind of world are we living in,” N.Y. State. Assem. Dov Hikind told Good Day New York.

The suspect may be a member of the tight-knit Jewish community in the Borough Park- area, said N.Y. State Assmeb. Hikind to Good Day New York.

On Wednesday morning, police responded to a tip of a car seen in surveillance video outside the home at Avenue C and East 2nd Street in Kensington.

The surveillance camera footage released Tuesday by the NYPD showed the boy walking up 13th Avenue Monday afternoon. He appears to talk to a man who was driving the gold colored sedan. The video does not show him getting into the car but he was not seen again. He was supposed to meet his mother about six blocks away.

Kletzky was last seen leaving the Boyan Day Camp on 44th Street and 12th Avenue at around 4:50 p.m. Monday.

A community funded reward ballooned on Tuesday afternoon to $125,000 for information leading to the safe return of Kletzky.

As many as 2,000 people took to the streets Monday in search of the boy and the crowds returned on Tuesday to continue the hunt. A command post was set up at 57th Street and 15th Avenue for volunteers searching the area.

Buses loaded with volunteers have come from New Jersey to aid in the search.

“Usually, these things are solved in a few hours,” said Jacob Daskal, a member of the Shomrim volunteer civilian patrol. “It might be an abduction, but we’re still hoping it’s not.”

People in the community describe the boy as obedient and unlikely to talk to strangers.

The The NY State Department of Criminal Justice Services issued a Missing Child Alert after 24 past since his disappearance.