NYPD Chief Asks for Public’s Help on Stark Murder

Police Commissioner William Bratton
Police Commissioner William Bratton

In first official comments from a top New York City official, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday that police are working to solve the unexplained abduction and murder of Williamsburg resident Reb Menachem Stark, Hy”d.

“We are asking for the public’s assistance in solving the case,” said Bratton, whose first day on the job was Friday, a day after the kidnapping.

Bratton said the case is subject to an active investigation “led by the NYPD working in close cooperation with the Nassau County Police Department. … Investigators are exploring all leads and reviewing technology to identify and arrest the individual (s) responsible for this crime.”

Crime Stoppers posted a $12,000 award, aside for the $25,000 promised by various Jewish organizations.