Massive search for missing 8-year-old boy in New York City enters its second day
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Massive search for missing 8-year-old boy in New York City enters its second day

New York City : NY : USA | Jul 12, 2011 at 4:05 PM PDT
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NEW YORK (July 12, 2011) — An 8-year-old boy, missing since Monday, is the subject of a massive search, and the investigation has been handed over to NYPD’s Major Case Squad.

Leiby Kleztky, white, about 4 feet tall and 50 pounds, was last seen leaving his day camp about 4:50 p.m. at Yeshiva Boyan, on 44th Street in Borough Park.

He was wearing a blue shirt with green and white stripes, blue pants and a black belt and sneakers. He is in good mental and physical health, authorities said.

His parents, waiting seven blocks away, said Leiby never showed up. According to NBC in New York, this was the first time he was allowed to leave the camp on his own.

A massive search has been underway by volunteers from the community and neighboring states. Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, said volunteers, including buses of volunteers from New Jersey, spent the night searching the streets, parks, yards, and alleyways for Leiby.

More volunteers, in the hundreds, are coming in from the Catskills, Rockland and Westchester counties, to help with the search.

Jacob Daskal, a member of the Shomrim volunteer civilian patrol, told the Post, "It might be an abduction, but we're still hoping it's not."

Daskal said the Leiby was last seen on a surveillance tape leaving the camp, however, Major Case is also looking into conflicting reports about whether he was actually seen on the tape.

However, a report just released on The Yeshiva World News today published a surveillance photo showing Leiby walking on 44th street near 14th Avenue on Monday evening. NYPD’s Major Case is looking into the footage.

Hikind’s office said it’s offering a $100,000 reward for information regarding Leiby’s whereabouts. The NYS Alert website has issued a “missing child alert”.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing child is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.


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George McGinn is based in Sarasota, Florida, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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