Body of brother of killer of haredi Orthodox boy, 8, found


(JTA) — 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 Orthodox 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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