New York Cops Arrest Man For Grisly Slaying Of Hasidic Boy
The Brooklyn man arrested for the grisly murder of an eight-year-old Hasidic boy is named Levi Aron, a 35-year-old who worked recently as a licensed security guard in Tennessee.
Aron is pictured at right (and can be seen here in a photo from his Facebook page).
According to New York City police, Aron allegedly suffocated Leiby Kletzky before chopping the boy into pieces that he stuffed into a suitcase and placed in a dumpster outside a car repair shop.
Tennessee state records show that Aron moved to the state in early-2006, and was first licensed as an unarmed security guard in March 2007. On his initial license application, Aron reported that he was charged in New York with drunk driving in 1996, but claimed he was “falsely accused” and that the count was later dismissed.
Aron renewed his two-year license in 2009, but let it expire earlier this year, by which time he had returned to Brooklyn, where he was born on July 13, 1976.
In profiles on two online dating sites, Aron describes himself as divorced, “attractive,” and seeking women between ages 18 and 35. He apparently met his ex-wife via an online Jewish dating and matchmaking service.
Aron's ex-wife filed for divorce in January 2007, and a decree was granted two months later in a Memphis court.
The woman, the mother of two young children, cited "irreconcilable differences" in her Chancery Court complaint. Documents show that the couple’s marriage lasted a year and the divorce decree stipulated that before Aron left Memphis, “he will return to Wife the children’s mattresses, and the master bedroom furniture.”
At the time of the divorce, the woman worked at Pizza Hut, while Aron was employed at a Kroger supermarket.
In the “in my own words” section of one dating profile, Aron wrote, “this is the part I don't like about creating a profile. :-) I work for a building supply warehouse. music is a big part of me. listening/playing. I play the piano, can't read notes though. for now I just play by ear. I enjoy movies, music, pool, bowl, horseback riding, beach, boardwalk, etc.”
Included in the “Activities and Interests” on Aron’s Facebook profile is a link to a page for a non-profit organization that offers tips on how to find sex offenders in your neighborhood. The page is headlined, “IS YOUR FAMILY SAFE? Find out who really lives in your area!” Aron’s MySpace page, from which the above photo was taken, is set to private. His last login there was on June 11.