Medical Examiner: Abducted Williamsburg man Menachem Stark died of asphyxiation

The 39-year-old’s burnt body was found on Long Island over the weekend. (1/8/14)

BROOKLYN - Authorities have released the cause of death for a Williamsburg businessman abducted last week.

According to the medical examiner, Menachem Stark was killed by compression asphyxiation, also known as strangulation or smothering.

Surveillance video captured the 39-year-old being shoved into a white van outside his office last Thursday. His burnt body was found two days later in Great Neck, Long Island.

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says that police are using all means possible to track down whoever is responsible.

Stark's family and friends are offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest conviction.

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