Leiby Kletzky's Funeral Rush; Murder Suspect Levi Aron's Penchant for Karaoke, Glee

Levi Aron is suspected in the murder of Kletzky, but not yet been charged.jpeg
Spurred on by Jewish funeral laws mandating that the service take place within 24 hours of death, the funeral of murdered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky could occur as early as tonight. Various times are circulating around the net, but Yeshiva World News, a good source for info in the Hasidic communities, says the service could be as early as 8 tonight, July 13. As of 4 p.m., however, no time has been confirmed. And it's not known whether the NYPD investigation in the shocking murder and dismemberment will delay the funeral.

Meanwhile, people in Brooklyn are still wondering about the schlubby suspect, Levi Aron (right). Although said to be an Orthodox Jew himself, Aron is apparently an avid fan of bland, mainstream culture like online karaoke, Glee, and American Idol, according to his Facebook page. Aron's profile also includes scores of moderately sexy girls from around the world who are listed as his "friends," even though they really aren't. By late this afternoon, Aron's number of "friends" had fallen from 239 to 220.


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King_Buzzo
King_Buzzo

"By late this afternoon, Aron's number of "friends" had fallen from 239 to 220."What a pointless statement to end this tragic article on.

a mom of 9 year old boy
a mom of 9 year old boy

seriously- in all the horrific reality of this crime - they are reporting that his "friend" count on facebook dropped....  my Gawd- Is that really an important piece of information-  Stupid morons. A boy was butchered for God's sakes! Who cares what Aaron's status  was- Media monsters reporting garbage!!!!

Nanjvp5
Nanjvp5

My heart goes out to the family of that poor little boy. 

Ldb29
Ldb29

the parents should be indicted too for negligence...."he wanted to walk home alone?"

why does the child want to walk home alone? maybe the parents fight all the time and are mean to him....

I think those parents need some punishment as well.

Gentleeyes55
Gentleeyes55

Someone just set up the Facebook page. It appears that the account was just set up on 7/14/11!!!

Minou
Minou

@31af8d70e31ac6014fe1a4495d91dd71:disqus  ---- I saw that on his Facebook interests................and visited the "Is your Family Safe" page.   It is chilling that he listed that as an interest.This murderer should be charged with MURDER 1, death penalty.   Monster!

Tlturturro
Tlturturro

I hate to be sexist but I tell my kids that if they are ever separated from me or their dad, that they should stay out in a well populated space and look for a woman with kids. They are to tell the woman that they are lost and use her cell phone to call us. I just think a woman is a safer bet, especially one with a child or two. Sorry guys!

kitpup
kitpup

My heart goes out to his parents and the entire community. This is a tragedy and the magnitude of the suffering is profound.  We need to support his parents and not judge or blame thier decision.  My prayers go out to his parents and sibling.  I hope they can find peace one day.

Tyrone Harvey
Tyrone Harvey

PEOPLE ON PEOPLE CRIMEPolice arrested a white Jewish 35-year-old man after the remains of a missing white Jewish Brooklyn boy, 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, were discovered inside his refrigerator. Levi Aron was taken, into custody by detectives who said, he lives alone in an apartment in a building occupied by his parents and other family members. Little Leiby’s mother decide to allow her 8 year old son to walk seven blocks. In their Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park because it is so safe! According to the police, Kletzky got lost while walking home from a day camp, and asked Aron for directions. In my opinion, this death like many other, white on white death. Is cause because, many white Americans, teach their children that black people are their Boogie Men. Therefore creating a false, since of security around people that looks like them. White serial killer, target white people especially, white women and children. White on white crime, in America is neglected, and not even discuss in the white control media! Putting many white Americans at risk especially white children. What is also upsetting, is each and every time, something horrible happen, in white communities. Immediately the community claim “this does not happen in this community”! WRONG! I does and has! The problem is, just like in majority white schools in America. THEY DON”T REPORT THEIR PROBLEMS! The white control media does not investigate white on white crime. As they do black on black crime nor do they refer to white on white crime!Now you can call me racist and any other name you will think of. But we can’t change what we will not acknowledge. And another white child will pay the price! This beautiful 8 year old boy is dead….So continuing to teach that the Boogie Man is black….When we Americans should be identifying the Boogie Man ….and letting our children know who he or she is! So lets grow up and help keep our children alive!!

lfr
lfr

His ex-wife is either in denial or hiding something. There is a reason their marriage only lasted a year. Also, I hope the police are just avoiding this topic until after the funeral: any murderer who keeps the severed feet of his dismembered victim as a prize in his own refrigerator is not someone who just "panicked" because they saw the news coverage. This is clearly a person who killed for some twisted sexual satisfaction. They may want to rethink the reason that he had his privates out in public in a previous run-in with the law -- doubt he was urinating.

a mom of 9 year old boy
a mom of 9 year old boy

seriously-  who cares about his friend count-  how ridiculous that it actually matters to you- pathetic and sad

teagirl
teagirl

Ldb29, people like you are part of the problem, not the solution.  The only person to blame on this sick tragedy is the killer.  He is not mentally ill, he is evil. I could make the same faces he does to make it look like I have mental health issues. 

Laiya
Laiya

You are horrible. Don't you dare blame the parents for this, who are suffering so much already. Shame on you for trying to pass this off as a parental negligence situation. I know Brooklyn. In Borough park it is very safe, and a nine year old child would normally be able walk home alone, as long as he knew how to cross a street safely. It's people like you that are the reason for so called "survivor's guilt". This is bad enough for the parents without you blaming them for it. I cant believe people can be this disgusting. 

Guest
Guest

I'm a guy, and if it were my own kid, I'd give them the exact same advice; look for a mom first. Screw the sexism accusations.

Andrea_Bittick
Andrea_Bittick

I completely agree. The issue here is not race/religion/neighborhood, but the fact that something like this even happened. The truth is there are so many children suffering in this world as we speak at the hands of evil. I'm a teacher and cannot tell you how many times I have seen children survive horrible acts of evil. The rest of us need to keep our eyes and hearts open so we can help at least some of the children in this world. My prayers are with the little one and his family during this time. Tonight I will go to bed heart broken over this story, but I also know judging And making assumptions will get us nowhere.'be the change you wish to see in the world' gandhi

Carl E Cook
Carl E Cook

anyone, at any time, can be the boogie man...........

Carol
Carol

Why bring up the racist card?  Its bull and so insensitive. Does it always have to be about us? Think or Feel for the these decimated parents. What kind of human race have we evolved to? - me me me me

KatalystKat
KatalystKat

No, the 'boogy man' is not black! I am white and taught my children  to be on guard- especially around nice , white older men. Statistically they are the child molesters. That's a fact.

NYD
NYD

What? are you retarded? why must everything turn into a race issue? This innocent young man was murdered by a sick individual, bottom line. We live in an equal opportunity society with African Americans having MORE of an advantage in many cases. (I.E. "diversity scholarships", affirmative action and public housing). The civil war was 150 years ago and most Americans had nothing to do with slavery yet are still paying reparations in the form of welfare and white guilt. Get over it. 

Chaya
Chaya

Mr. Harvey, this was a little Hassidic boy whose whole world was with other Hassidic Jews.  The only person he would feel comfortable approaching to ask for directions would be another religious Jew.  Unfortunately, he picked the wrong person. 

KandiChickAngel
KandiChickAngel

Why would you say something so insensitive and ignorant?  People blaming the victim is a huge part of the problem here.  When I was 8, I played in my neighborhood outside without my parents constantly standing over me watching me.  It is important to allow a child autonomy and when and how much becomes a grey area.  His parents must be suffering more than any of us can imagine, and they are not to blame.  The problem is that someone would actually kidnap a child off the street and murder him.  That's the last thing any normal person would think to do with a lost child.

Akrazyjoe00
Akrazyjoe00

You're obviously un-educated because you started with race talk. people who abduct and kill children DO NOT CARE ABOUT RACE!!!!

Bkoganesq
Bkoganesq

Here's a little bit of education. There are many black orthodox jews. The sense of security felt is unrelated to the color of skin, but rather, to the shared sense of values of living a "life of devotion to G-d". You need to get over your issues.

Mithy
Mithy

sorry but this is the absolute first time in Jewish history at least what i know of that a crime like this happened. that is why it is such a shock. and yes. jewish children will need to be taught that the boogy man can be jewish too even if this has never happened before

Mike
Mike

If a child is lost he should look for a policeman first. If no policeman are around, he should go into a retail establishment and advise that he is lost and ask to use the phone.

Forensixx
Forensixx

Sadly people teach their children to fear black people when statistics clearly shows that the typical black male does not fit the description of a pedophile. Parents project theirs own racism onto their children and unfortunately sometimes it can cost them their lives. Furthermore, in this situation, while other adult males were involved in the search, this suspect reportedly decided to "pass" and offered no explanation. People should have wondered why a (step) father was uninterested in helping & his apartment should have been searched immediately. Lesson to be learned suspects come in all races and colors!

And once again look to the criminal statistics wherever it may lead: children are usually abducted by individuals they know ir within a few miles from their home!

Tyrone Harvey
Tyrone Harvey

Sgt. Robert Ralston, (a white cop) who is depicted in the flyer in the picture, made news after claiming being shot by the aforementioned nonexistent black man. A manhunt ensued, his superiors learned he lied and on May 11 of last year, he was suspended. One year later, folks stood across from the District Attorney's office to demand why he has not been charged. Seriously, there is only but so much you can defend in the name of the badge. Sgt. Ralston needs to be the last one who thinks he can get away with crap like this, because the next cop that tries to pull it might end up getting ruining someone's life - which is not to suggest it hasn't happened. Remember Susan Smith (a white mother) she murdered her two children because she was involve with a man. That did not want children. She lied blame a black man! Charles Stuart shot his pregnant wife and blame it on a black man… The ignorant white racist Boston Police officers found the made up black man. But not before kicking in doors and making black men strip naked in front of their family members! The wife of a NYPD Deputy Inspector lied to police when she claimed she was beat up by a Black man on Valentine’s Day outside of her home. Tsui Dadamo told police that a Black man wearing a bandana beat her up, several days after her husband’s tires were found slashed in her driveway. She has yet to be charged with any crime. I can go on and on …..But I said nothing about slavery…And for you ignorant information…WHITE WOMEN benefited from Affirmative Action Programs! Less then 10% of black Americans participate in a Affirmative Action Program. For someone that is fast to call me racist…You spew racist misinformation….In other words you LIE!!!

Ward Harkavy
Ward Harkavy

Chaya: Excellent point. There's the whole question of mesirah, which non-Jews (and even secular Jews) don't even know about. Basically, it instructs Jews to NOT go to the authorities but to go to their rabbis first, even if they know that there's wrongdoing. It's a "no-snitch" policy that has protected child molesters and other criminals in the Orthodox community. This is akin to the Catholic Church's way of covering up its pedophile priests--tell the flock to trust the church to clean up its own messes, something that of course never works. Hasidic Jews are brainwashed into NOT trusting anyone outside their own community.

Graphicswithease
Graphicswithease

Well I like a lady that gave practical advice in a different forum that when your child is lost they should first try to approach a lady with kids,if not a lady, if not a man with kids, if not a police man, if not a man.BUT....any person you ask, ask to use their phone call home and/911. Don't go near any car unless it is a police car or your parents' car. If this person wants to give directions fine but do not walk with them.

Chaya
Chaya

His intent at the beginning was not to murder him.  He simply wanted to talk to him.  And there was no sexual intent either.  But when he found out the next day that people were looking for the child, he said he panicked.  That's why he killed him.  To cover up the fact that he had been there.  There is something wrong with him. 

BP, New York
BP, New York

This is horrendous act. Evil exists in every single community, Jewish or non-Jewish, orthodox or non-orthodox, black or white. I know the community and have lived there for many years, and to think that something as gruesome has happened around the corner is scary and devastating. As a parent, I trust no strangers wether Jewish or non Jewish and after this tragedy, my trust has sunk even deeper. One thing i know G-D gives and takes. But how He takes is up to us to make that choice. There are so many kids in the streets of Boro Park that get home on their own is mind buggling and nothing like this as gruesome has happened. The religion may have played a role, he is divorced, orthodox, possibly has not been with a woman since his divorce or fell for the beauty of this innocent little boy. My prayers go to the family. A loss of a child is not easy and the family will never be the same. What has this world have come to???

Tyrone Harvey
Tyrone Harvey

Your post is horrifying because you are so misinformed! Jew on Jew crime 87% incest and child molesting goes on in Jewish community! Then there is Jewish country….very very violent! White Americans for century have put their head in the sand …and pointed fingers at other race of Americans! It will be found out that this boy’s killer either did this before or attempted to did this evil before! Not having a record means nothing for white Americans,… When white John Wayne Casey was caught….He had no police record…but had been question many many times …and let go by many white police officers! He murder and molested 33 plus white male!

AvaJones
AvaJones

 No pun intended but you are killing me with your faulty reasoning---gosh I hope your thinking is not a mirror of the Jewish communityDo we really need to detail the numerous jewish serial killers---really do you want to go there?

Wake up! The crimes are being committed in YOUR community yes the Jewish community--they obviously are not being reported--have you really deluded yourself in thinking Jewish people are immune to evil? No wonder this happened---clearly if everyone thinks like you in the Jewish community---there is a breeding ground for evil. The criminals can get away with because you dont even think it exists in YOUR community Wow!It is also unclear why the media keeps getting quotes from members of this community stating "they never thought this would happen" and "out neighborhoods are so safe" and "he was one of us."  Really? Clearly it can happen and it did happen. This faulty reasoning is dangerous and deadly. To think because you live around people that have the same skin color, are the same nationality or even the same religion increases your safety is foolish and makes no sense. Evil has no skin color, has no nationality and certainly not a religion. I hope the Hassidic Jews in that community are not promotion this types of careless thinking.  The parents of this child were negligent. Sadly, individuals walking alone seem to be an invitation for evil. It is also being reported the murderer is mentally ill.  This is an excuse to rationalize the fact he is not black as previously suspected (obviously because only black people commit crimes). *sarcasm* and everyone knows to dismember someone you have to be mentally ill.  No. You are evil. The man has no remorse and has reportedly stated he doesnt even know why he did the crime.I am very saddedned by the sheer stupidity of parents. I see this every day--children walking alone no adult in sight. When the child come up missing/dead everyone is in shock and can't believe it happened.  Really? To think evil and crime does not exist in that community is nonsensical.  Out of 165000 Hassidic Jews---not one is evil. Really?  Come on. All over the internet they are repeateing this tired frame of "we are a safe community."  I suspect crimes are being committed they are not be being reported. 

anothermom
anothermom

Mithy...Most definately not the first time a crime like this has happened (in Jewish history).  Maybe one of the first times a crime of child abduction/sexual abuse was followed by murder and by another Orthodox Jew within the community, and so widely reported outside the community.  Certainly scripturally, you only need to look to the beginnings when Cain murdered Abel to see that humanity (all humanity, of every race, ethnicity, religion, etc.) is flawed and capable of horrific acts, including murder.  It is always a horrific tragedy when an innocent person is murdered, and especially a little child who is vulnerable and looking to adults to help and protect.  I am so sad for this little one's family and friends, and all of us who love children and know the senseless, tragic loss of another leaves a scar on us all.  Thoughts and prayers for the family. 

ShakSistah
ShakSistah

If we as a community of New Yorkers do NOT see that little Leiby is everyone's little boy then we will continue to think that predators and pedaphiles use discretion ... They do NOT! This is about crazy sick people living in OUR community and preying on OUR innocent children. The boogy man is REAL and he is ALL OUR neighborhoods AND he looks like Everyman -- White, Black, Brown & Yellow ... We ALL have to protect ALL of OUR children ... and that starts with honoring that we ALL have the inalienable rights to live LIFE in harmony and peace ... free of crime. What I want for my son, as a Caribbean American Mother is no different from a Jewish Mother ... We are in this together ... My prayers and blessings for Leiby Kletzky's Family ... God Bless us ALL.

anothermom
anothermom

Not necessarily...just recently a retired policeman has been arrested and charged with the molestation and murder of a little girl in Chicago back in 1957 (I think her name was Maria). Although he was not a police officer at the time of the murder, that is the career he went on to pursue and work in during subsequent years.  I know it is sad that we cannot really teach our kids to unquestioningly trust anyone...even those in positions of authority who have accepted the responsibility of protecting and helping them, but it is the reality that we have to know that no title or position guarantees that a person is completely trustworthy.  Look at how many kids have been molested and harmed by teachers, coaches, scout leaders, religious clergy, step parents, etc...all positions of trust and authority.  Sadly, sometimes child predators and abusers intentionally seek careers and positions that give them access to victims to abuse or violate...positions of authority where they are trusted and not normally questioned in their contacts with victims, or warned of as a possible "bad guy". Very sad statement, I know, but if you are really going to protect children, you can't put ANY position or uniform up on a pedestal in their minds, to be unquestioningly trusted.

Tyrone Harvey
Tyrone Harvey

That was really all I was saying! I hate no one.....Forensixx just said it better then me

Moranlo
Moranlo

Chaya! How can you say there was no sexual intent?  First he lured Leiby with an offer to watch TV. Who knows what happened when he got him behind closed doors.  I believe he raped him, and then was afraid to let him go.  He killed Leiby to cover up his shame!

anothermom
anothermom

Chaya...His intent was to take what he wanted regardless of any pain, harm, or terror he may cause to the little boy or anyone else (those who loved the child).  His intent continued to be only about himself and his sick, twisted desires...and thus he murdered the child for his demented gratification and to avoid being identified as the sick abuser/molester monster he is...with the single intent of continuing to be free to gratify himself at the expense of others.  Why do you believe and/or try to excuse this sociopathic, evil monster liar?  By your explanation (taken from his deceitful confession and lies) that he only "wanted to talk to the child and did not molest him", but killed the child to cover up his crime of kidnapping, you are believing a lying murderer but still acknowledging pre-meditation, motive, and a thought out murder...and none of those things point to mental illness in the true sense of the word...they tell the story of an arrogant sociopathic evil monster who will take what he wants for himself without respect, compassion or care for anyone else...and will then deceive and lie and murder to prevent being caught, so he can continue to gratify himself in using and destroying others.  He manipulated and betrayed the innocent trust of the little child and then terrorized, abused and harmed him.  Of course he molested the little boy...he also restrained him and held him overnight and while he went to work the next day, caring not a shred for the tears and pleading of the poor little child, who had trusted him to help in his time of need.  EVIL by every and any definition of the word.  The more accurate question would be HOW MANY TIMES did he molest the poor dear little child during the torturous time he kept him for his own gratification...before gruesomely murdering him...and how many others have been molested by this twisted monster...who happens to be an Orthodox Jewish man who murdered one in his own community this time....and how many people covered for his perversion and neglected to report his abuse in the past?  His one year marriage was described as "like a brother and sister" by his ex-wife who marvels at how much he "loved" her little children.  Hopefully someone will help those little ones to tell the truth.  Most likely there was much more to his "indecent exposure" record, as well...someone allowed him to plead down to lesser charges.  No, this is not somene to excuse as insane...he held down a job and reasoned out and planned his horrors.  This is a tragic example of an evil monster who was never identified for what he is, or held accountable, and little Leiby paid a dear price for that.  Tragic.  Lets hope some good change can somehow come from all the pain, and help prevent other future victims of such demented child predators.  

lfr
lfr

That is what the murderer contends. The investigation will most certainly negate this claim. Just wait. This guy is murderous pedophile.

Forensixx
Forensixx

So true this man kidnapped murdered and mutilated the child and disposed of the body. He got caught only after the surveillance video was viewed and he was identified. He was quite coordinated for an individual with mental illness. I would check for missing children in the other locations he lived in. His past profession was a butcher. There is a real possibility that this is the first time that he got caught.

forensixx
forensixx

If you truly believe this then you are afoul and I have a bridge to sell you. If you believe him one hundred percent than sleep over his apartment and put your money where your mouth is. Otherwise, wisen up and realizes that while he may have mental issues, he is no fool. He was obviously considering his criminal defense. Suddenly he heats voices. And yet no voice not even one from Hashem told him to return the innocent child alive!

anonymous
anonymous

I have to agree 100% with AvaJones!  The Orthodox/Hasidic community fail to report any pedophiles within their community, in fact they protect them!  When the women in these community speak out against these questionable characters they are REJECTED from the community!!!  They allow this behavior to go on....STOP!!!!  The blaming on race/color, when a person is sick - they are sick!!!   We just have to STOP haboring these pedophiles within the community!  I hope this HORRIFIC tradegy makes a difference....My prayers are with Leibby Kletzky & his family.

Chaya
Chaya

Ms. Jones, he said that what he did "may be wrong."  This man is not really aware of the fact that what he did was criminal.  He can't think that way.  There is something wrong with his brain/mind. 

ShakSistah
ShakSistah

I have read this response 3 times ... While I agree with many of YOUR statements AvaJones ... Parents are NOT stupid. Parents do NOT seek to be negligent ... When a parent is learning how to let go and allow OUR child to grow-up ... We do trust that the Universe (and the community/village) to help us protect them. If the parents of Leiby thought for one second that he would be KILLED they would have NEVER allowed him to walk a few blocks alone ... Please let's be careful in the expression of OUR emotion to NOT blame the very people who FEEL this tragedy and will suffer more than anyone -- Leiby's Mom and Dad ... These conversations (online and off) are profound and we risk remaining in OUR corners if we start to blame the victim's family ... The MONSTER is Levi Aron! Let's rail and blame him!!! Maybe ALL of the people who failed to warn the community, the people who were silent and in denial about his sick personality and lifestyle ... will THINK again about how they are part of the problem too ...

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