Police inspect home of BK man accused in boy's murder

BROOKLYN - Police spent the day stationed at the Kensington home of accused murder suspect Levi Aron, investigating the property for additional evidence.

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Detectives searched the house at 466 East 2nd St., wearing hazmat suits and confiscating bags of material. Sources say they were also digging in the backyard earlier in the day.

Police blocked off the street for the majority of the day, forcing residents who live nearby to show identification, but the block has since reopened.

Officials say Aron, who is accused of killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, underwent psychiatric evaluation at Bellevue Hospital today. His charges remain first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Aron is due back in court July 28, but his lawyer has told News 12 Brooklyn that they're expecting an indictment as soon as Monday, which means Aron's next court appearance could be as early as Wednesday.

The Kletzky family is also expressing thanks to everyone who helped search for Leiby. A note has been posted outside their home reading, "From the depths of our mourning hearts, thank you."

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