NEW YORK- New York City’s medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of death of the brother of a man now imprisoned for kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy nearly six years ago.
A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office released a statement Sunday saying the cause and manner of Tzvi Aron’s death are pending further studies.
Police on Friday discovered the body of Aron, bound, wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in a basement closet, a law enforcement official said.
Police officials say the 29-year-old bakery worker was last seen on Tuesday. A local resident tells gifteringotham.com on condition of anonymity that Tzvi was seen Wednesday afternoon. Family claims to have recently been threatened but it wasn’t clear why and there is no known police reports of any threats to the family. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.