De Blasio vows NYPD will find Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark’s killer

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Just over a week after the body of a kidnapped Brooklyn landlord was found in a Long Island dumpster, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to bring the killer to justice.
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Just over a week after the body of a kidnapped Brooklyn landlord was found in a Long Island dumpster, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to bring the killer to justice.

The body of Menachem Stark, 39, was found partially burned in a Great Neck, N.Y., dumpster Jan. 3, according to the NYPD. Two suspects forced Stark into a Dodge Caravan when the businessman left his Williamsburg office during a blizzard the night before.

“It’s a tragedy what happened to Mr. Stark and my heart goes out to his family and they are in my thoughts and prayers,” de Blasio said on WMCA’s “Community Matters” radio show Saturday night.

“I know for many, many people in the Jewish community this has been a very painful moment and I want to say, first of all, we are going to get to the bottom of this. We are going to find who did this to him and who robbed children of a father and a wife of a husband.”

The NYPD is leading the investigation with the Nassau County Police Department.

“We’re going to be very focused,” de Blasio said.

On the radio show, de Blasio also said that the New York Post’s controversial headline about Stark last weekend — “Who didn’t want him dead?” — was “not appropriate.”

“The community was in pain,” he said.

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