Brooklyn, NY – A body found in Brooklyn may be a brother of child-killer Levi Aron, who is serving decades in prison for kidnapping, killing and dismembering a young boy in 2011, NBC reports.
Relatives found the body duct-taped and wrapped in a sheet in the basement of a home on East 2nd Street in Kensington Heights.
The home was blocked off with crime scene tape on Friday afternoon. It’s unclear who it belongs to.
Police have not identified the body, but they believe it to be a brother of Aron who has been missing since Tuesday, according to sources, who cautioned the information is preliminary.
The sources said police are treating the death as a homicide, given how the body was found.
Levi Aron admitted to kidnapping, killing and dismembering 8-year-old Lieby Kletzky in 2011. He eventually struck a deal to serve 40 years to life in prison.
Aron admitted killing the child after the boy asked him for directions, and pleaded guilty in August 2012.