Brother of Levi Aron Found Murdered

Photo: Shimon Gifter

A body found wrapped and bound in a Brooklyn closet Friday has been identified by law-enforcement sources as the brother of Levi Aron — who abducted, killed and dismembered 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in 2011.

Photo: Shimon Gifter

The body of Tzvi  Aron, 29, was found in a basement closet  wrapped in a sheet with duct tape near the body. This is the same house where Levi Aron murdered Leiby Kletzky.

Last month, Tzvi, who lived in the basement, had been threatened according to neighbors.

Neighbors say they saw police at the house a few weeks ago after responding to a 911 call.

Neighbors also say they have ignored the Aaron family since the infamous Kletzky case which will be 6 years next month.


Friends of the Aron family claimed they have been receiving revenge threats in the days after the little boy’s death.

Tzvi had last been seen on Wednesday taking in a UPS package.

Police rushed to the house on 466 E. 2nd St. after a third Aron brother, Yerachmiel, discovered Tzvi’s body.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene at about 2PM

Photo: Shimon Gifter

Sources said the body had been removed — still wrapped and with the face still obscured — to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The medical examiners office will go through forensics and DNA in a controlled environment so as not to contaminate any evidence.

Levi Aron kidnapped Leiby off the street in 2011, just two weeks short of the boy’s ninth birthday, he got lost and asked for directions home.

Photo: Shimon Gifter

Aron drove the boy to a wedding in Rockland County before returning to his own house, where he killed and mutilated Leiby.

Aron took a plea deal on murder and kidnap charges in 2012. A friend of Leiby’s heartbroken parents told the Daily News in 2011 they agreed to the deal, noting, “You don’t want to sit in the courtroom and hear someone describe your baby’s wounds.’’

Aron is serving 40 years and will not be eligible for parole until 2051.

Neighbors were stunned about the latest development, with some saying the house should be torn down because it’s cursed.



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