Brooklyn, NY – As the search for Leibby Kletzky passes the twenty hour mark, volunteers from all over the New York metropolitan area are doing everything in their power to bring the nine year old home to his family. Assemblyman Dov Hikind has announced that the reward for the missing boy is now up to $100,000 as two anonymous community leaders join community members in opening their wallets in the hopes that the large sum will entice someone to come forward with information that might lead to the safe return of the child.
Leibby was reported missing yesterday after failing to meet his mother after leaving the Boyaner Day Camp on 44th Street between 12th and 13th Avenues in Borough Park. Leibby has light brown hair, black glasses and was wearing a grey and light blue striped shirt, navy pants, black sneakers and a knapsack bearing the words “Nechmod Day Camp” when he was last seen.
Chaim Deutsch of the Flatbush Shomrim told VIN News that the joint Shomrim forces have put out a call for volunteers from all over to join in the massive search. Volunteers are asked to report to 61st Street, between 15th and 16th Avenues at 5 PM. Busloads of volunteers from many areas including the Catskills, Lakewood and Monsey are expected to join the search later today.
Meanwhile, VIN News has learned that the case has come to the attention of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Alexandria, Virginia based organization that was founded twenty seven years ago to help find missing children and they are hoping to put together a profile of Leibby Kletzky to add to their registry.
Anyone with information regarding Leibby’s disappearance is urged to contact the police at 718-851-5641 or Shomrim at 718-871-6666 immediately.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind talking to Shimon Gifter of VIN News about the situation.