The parent of the missing Brooklyn boy, eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, didn't go to his burial because it was too painful, a local paper is reporting.
Nachman and Esther Kletzky aren't aware that their son was dismembered by his murderer Levi Aron.
Police found Kletzky's body parts in a refrigerator in Aron's apartment and in a dumpster close by on Wednesday. The boy was buried that evening with thousands of people attending.
The Kletzky's spent the night mourning in their Borough Park home with rabbis from Israel instead of going to Leiby Kletzky's funeral, according to the New York Daily News, who also reported that the father told stories of hsi kind-hearted son whose life was cut short too soon.
Leibby Kletzky disappeared on Monday when walking home from summer camp for the first time. He lost his way and asked Aron for directions.
Aron convinced Leiby Kletzky to get into his car, took him home and murdered him.
Aron confessed to the gruesome murder.
Aron is maintenance supply worker, whose neighbors said he prayed at a local synagogue daily.
Police Commissioner Kelly has said the massive search to find Leiby Kletzky scared Aron and he killed the boy: He panicked, and that is why he killed the boy.
The following is his confession as published by NBC New York:
My name is Levi Aron... On Monday evening around 5:30 I went to my dentist, Dr. Sorcher, to make a payment for visit for exam routine.
A boy approached me on where the Judaica book store was. He was still there when went out from the dentist's office. He asked me for a ride to the Judaica book store. While on the way he changed his mind and wasn't sure where he wanted to go.
So I asked if he wanted to go for the ride - wedding in Monsey - since I didn't think I was going to stay for the whole thing since my back was hurting. He said ok.
Due to traffic, I got back around 11:30 p.m. ... so I brought him to my house thinking I'd bring him to his house the next day. He watched TV then fell asleep in the front room. I went to the middle room to sleep. That next morning, he was still sleeping when I was ready to leave.
So I woke him and told him I'll bring him to his house... when I saw the flyers I panicked and was afraid. When I got home he was still there so I made him a tuna sandwich....
I was still in a panic ... and afraid to bring him home. That is when approximately I went for a towel to smother him in the side room. He fought back a little bit until eventually he stopped breathing.
Afterwards I panicked because I didn't know what to do with the body.... carried parts to the back room placing parts between the freezer and the refrigerator ...
... went to clean up a little then took a second shower. I panicked and .. Then putting the parts in a suitcase. Then carrying suitcase to the car ...placing in backseat on floor behind passenger side.
... drove around approximately around 20 minutes before placing it in the dumpster on 20th street just before 4th Avenue. Then went home to clean and organize.
I understand this may be wrong and I'm sorry for the hurt that I have caused.