Vehicle Used in Abduction of R’ Menachem Stark z”l Found by Police


menachem-stark5The white Dodge Caravan used in the kidnapping of R’ Menachem Stark z”l of Williamsburg has been found by police investigators, reports the New York Daily News.

The 2002 van with Pennsylvania plates was found in Brownsville, Brooklyn, early yesterday, with police detectives seizing the van as a man got in and tried to drive off.

The News reports that detectives are saying that they feel that R’ Menachem was killed because of a debt owed to another businessman.

While the van appeared to have been washed and cleaned, the News reports, detectives hope to uncover forensic evidence in the vehicle.

The cell phone found strapped to the bottom of R’ Menachem’s own car, according to the report, has been linked to the same businessman who might be responsible for the abduction.

The belief is that the kidnapping was arranged to scare R’ Menachem and that his suffocation to death may have been an accident during an attempt to restrain him.

Meanwhile, other reports indicate that over $1.2 million of “unauthorized” withdrawals were made from R’ Menachem’s Capital One account in the weeks before he died. Newsday reported yesterday that the withdrawals surfaced in files submitted by a mortgage company in a bankruptcy court. Court papers revealed that the account had as much as $1.8 million in recent months but had dropped to $190,347 by January 9, 2014, six days after R’ Menachem’s body was found in a Long Island dumpster.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. may these murderers be caught & be locked up.

    may his neshama have an aliya & last but not least

    may we all do teshuva ASAP so these tragedies never occur in klal yisroel again

  2. may his neshama have an aliya

    may we all do teshuva ASAP so these tragedies never occur in klal yisroel again

    may these murderers be caught & be locked up.

  3. Wow; scary thing if his death may have been “a mistake.” Of course, we as Yidden know there is no such a thing as a mistake; but rather exact divine providence. But, just the idea of it sounds chilling. May these Reshaim be “Yordei L’veer Shachas”

  4. I am Mamesh Heart Broken.
    I live abroad, and did not know this “Kodosh” that was killed in cold blood personally

    Why is there such a lack of Achudus by us?


    Please I beg you my dear fellow Yidden: lets hold hands do Teshuva, once again reunite to be worthy of the Geula.

  5. to #7
    I’m terribly sorry to be the one to tell you this, but the Sinas Chinam today is worse then in the days of the second Bais Hamikdosh that was destroyed because of it

    Shalom Mayer Rubashkin (himself) told a someone who came to visit him in Prison. Maybe this is why I am here. cause klal yisroel has not come together as a nation-on all levels, from frum to reform to modern etc…-as long as klal yisroel still lacks achdus & still has baseless hatred in us how can we expect mashiach to come? when this is actually the reason the bais Hamikdosh was destroyed

    Maybe you can help bring the achdus of klal yisroel back together, that would be greatly appreciated

  6. #9, we are supposed to come together with Reform? The Chasam Sofer fought tooth and nail against them. As did other Tzadikim. We dont need achdus with non believers. We need achdus with our brothers not people that are cut off from us