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Report: Body found on Long Island could be kidnapped Brooklyn man

A lifeless body found Friday afternoon in a dumpster behind a Long Island gas station may be a real estate developer who was kidnapped off a Brooklyn street over the weekend, according to a Jan. 4 article in the New York Daily News.

Shomrim, a Jewish community patrol group, released this photo of Menachem Stark on a missing person poster.
Photo Credit: Shomrim

Law enforcement officials said 39-year-old Menachem Stark, a real estate investor from Brooklyn, was abducted just after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday as he left his office in Williamsburg. Two men, police said, forced Stark into a light-colored Dodge Caravan before speeding off along Broadway.

The NYPD later released surveillance video from the area, which shows the assailants struggling with Stark, possibly binding him with duct tape, and then forcing him into the minivan. He has not been seen since.Stark’s family offered a $10,000 reward for information.

Nassau County police said a man’s body was found Friday around 4 p.m. in a dumpster at a gas station on Cuttermill Road in Great Neck. Law enforcement sources told the NY Post and NY Daily News that investigators believe the man is Stark.

Nassau homicide detectives are withholding the victim’s identity as they notify his family, police said in a Saturday news release said.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the abduction and homicide is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

UPDATE [2:22 p.m., 1/4/14]: Nassau County police have officially confirmed Menachem Stark's body was found Friday afternoon in Great Neck. They said a homicide investigation is continuing. You can read more here.

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