Co-workers: Suspect in BK boy's murder was quiet

KENSINGTON - Co-workers and neighbors of Levi Aron, the suspect in the killing of an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy, are in shock over his alleged involvement in the murder.

Levi Aron, 35, was taken into custody early this morning by detectives searching for Leiby Kletzy. Police say Aron has been living alone in an apartment building occupied by his parents and other relatives in Kensington.

Investigators say some of the boy's remains were found inside Aron's refrigerator, while other remains were found in a Dumpster a few miles away in Sunset Park.

Michael Panzer, the owner of the hardware store where Aron worked, says the suspect mostly stayed to himself and was very quiet.

One woman, who refused to be named, says she saw Aron act angrily toward others in the store.

Sources say Aron had lived in Memphis, Tenn., before moving to New York and had an order of protection against him dating from 2006.

Community mourns 8-year-old's death Massive manhunt under way for missing 8-year-old boy

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Residents are concerned about the safety of items 1 The Buzz: Safety concerns in wake of 8-year-old boy's death
Kevin Reilly, 8, died after a heavy planter 2 Vigil remembers 8-year-old killed by fallen planter box
News 12 asked viewers what they thought about 3 Hudson Valley Talks Trump: First 100 days
A kid from the Bronx is one of 4 Actor from the Bronx stars in '13 Reasons Why'
In honor of National Superhero Day, News 12 5 Word on the Street: Superheroes

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.