Update: Kidnapped real estate developer Menachem Stark was found dead yesterday. From DNA info:
The body of Menachem Stark, 39, was discovered just before 4 p.m. by a gas station employee in the garbage bin behind the Getty Station at 120 Cuttermill Rd in Great Neck, Nassau County police said. They did not know the cause of death.
Like a scene out of a movie Williamsburg real estate developer Menachem Stark was kidnapped outside of his Williamsburg office by two men who threw him into a van as he left work. From therealdeal:
Police said that Stark was kidnapped late Thursday night by two assailants. The kidnappers were lying in wait outside Stark’s office, and when he emerged, they threw him into a white van and drove off, the reports show.
Today’s snowstorm – which left parts of Brooklyn covered in eight inches of snow — is complicating the search for Stark
VIN news is reporting that his family is asking for help obtaining security footage from the area:
“We need people to come help with the cameras,” Yoely Stark, brother of the missing man, told VIN News. “We need volunteers to see which buildings have cameras and we need people who know how to access the security footage.”
While police are not officially calling Stark’s disappearance an abduction, they have confirmed that security footage show Stark leaving his office at 2:30 AM.
I’m not sure why the police aren’t officially called it an abduction unless they believe it’s another Old School style hazing like what happened in Manhattan last year.