BROOKLYN - Mourners gathered at a memorial service for 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky last night as details about his death were released the same day.
The boy's parents reported him missing July 11. Authorities say they found his body days later in a Dumpster and the freezer of a Kensington home. Levi Aron, 35, has been indicted for the death. He faces eight counts including two counts of felony murder that have a penalty of life without parole.
Hundreds mourned the death of the boy last night as family members marked the end of the shiva, a traditional seven-day Jewish mourning period.
The Kletzky family has started the Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund. As of Thursday morning, they've raised $45,000 since the launch of the website.
More information can be found and donations can be made at www.leibykletzkymemorialfund.com.
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