Police in New York say a half-burned body that was found on Saturday in a dumpster at a gas station in Long Island was that of Menachem Stark, a Hasidic real estate developer who was kidnapped outside his Brooklyn office on Thursday.
Stark’s wife initially called a local religious security unit when Stark didn’t return home late Thursday night, the New York Post reported.
Video footage taken from Stark’s office reportedly showed him being taken into a van after a struggle outside his office in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.
Stark’s family offered a $100,000 reward for his return.
Stark was believed to have been carrying several thousand dollars on him at the time of his abduction.
According to the Post, public records show Stark has a string of foreclosures and a $1.3 million judgment against him.