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Suspect Confesses to Murder of Brooklyn Boy

Jupiterimages/Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The alleged killer of an eight-year-old Brooklyn, New York boy made a full written confession to authorities of how he smothered the boy with a towel and then dismembered him, sources have confirmed to ABC News.

The confession indicated that 35-year-old Levy Aron had panicked after abducting Leiby Kletzky when he realized the entire neighborhood -- home to a tightly-knit strict sect of religious Jews -- had been searching for the boy, ABC News confirmed.

The Brooklyn district attorney had no comment on the man's confession.

Police on Wednesday arrested Aron, whom Kletsky had asked for directions before his dismembered body was found early Wednesday in two separate locations, including the man's refrigerator, authorities said.

ABC News learned that parts of the confession were graphic, but law enforcement sources would not disclose those details, which included the specifics of the boy's dismemberment and the packing of his body parts.

Sources told ABC that the suspect also made taped admissions.

The two-day search for Kletsky ended early Wednesday when remains believed to be the boy's were found in two Brooklyn locations, two-and-a-half miles from each other.  Body parts were found in a black plastic garbage bag inside of suitcase in a dumpster and in the refrigerator of the third floor attic of the home where Aron lived, police said at a news conference Wednesday morning.

Kletsky was reported missing Monday when he did not meet his mother at a pre-arranged location seven blocks from his camp.  Police say the boy and the mother had gone to the location Friday and she had showed him the route he was to take.

Police say Kletsky left camp at 5:05 p.m. and missed the turn he was to take to meet his mother.  He was lost and asked a stranger, Aron, for directions, police said.  The suspect was reportedly described as wearing "trappings" of the Orthodox Jewish community.

An autopsy of Kletzky's body was begun Thursday morning.

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Body Found Chopped Up, Stuffed in Container with Concrete Yields Few Clues

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- The chopped-up remains of a man found in a container floating in a Florida canal have left police puzzled about the victim's identity and who wanted him dead.

"Whoever did this was heinous," Ft. Lauderdale Sgt. Frank Sousa said. "Whoever did this had no regard and went to great lengths to conceal the identity of this victim."

The container was found floating in a canal that runs behind a Bed, Bath and Beyond superstore, according to local reports. It was discovered by a man who spotted the object floating in the canal that runs behind his home Nov. 6. Police believe the container could have been floating for a few days.

The victim appears to be a white adult male who was about six feet tall.

Despite the gruesome nature of the crime, authorities said few leads have surfaced in their search for anyone who might know the victim or who killed him.

"We don't have any leads, but someone in the public knows something and someone will eventually come forward," Sousa said.

Sousa said investigators are still diving in the water where the container was found, searching for other body parts from the victim that evidentally were not included in the container.

Sousa said there is no connection between this apparent murder and a similar crime in nearby Delray Beach, where authorities found the body of a woman stuffed inside a cardboard barrel in her car last month.

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