Nearly a month after his death, investigators still do not know what killed the brother of a Brooklyn madman who butchered an 8-year-old boy six years ago, officials said Wednesday.
The city’s Medical Examiner’s office has declared Tzvi (Jack) Aron’s bizarre death “undetermined,” according to an agency spokeswoman.
“An undetermined classification means that the medical examiner has concluded the investigation and cannot rule with certainty after taking into account all the available information and any test results,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
A cause of death may be rendered if more information about his last days surfaces, the spokeswoman said.
The 29-year-old was found dead inside his family’s E. Second St. home in Kensington on June 2. No one had seen him for four days, relatives told police.
The 29-year-old was found dead inside his family’s E. Second St. home in Kensington on June 2.
His body was found in the closet of a basement apartment, wrapped in a blanket, police sources said. Despite the warm weather, he was wearing five shirts, including a hoodie that covered the back of his head, police sources said.
Several pieces of duct tape was found on his body, but not to bind or gag him.
“It looked like he was trying to tape down his shirt tails,” a police source with knowledge of the case said earlier this month. “This isn’t the most clear-cut and definable case.”
More duct tape was found scattered around the home.
Levi Aron (r.), pleaded guilty in 2012 to kidnapping and murdering Leiby Kletzky.
Aron was not stuffed in the closet, officials said. His body was found on the floor, sticking out of the closet doorway, as if he was sleeping there, sources said.
Once the duct tape and clothing was removed, no wounds were found on his body, officials said.
Aron is the brother of Levi Aron, who pleaded guilty in 2012 to kidnapping and murdering little Leiby Kletzky.
Leiby’s dismembered remains were found in the same home where Tzvi Aron was found dead, officials said.