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January 7, 2014 11:07 pm

Source: Family of Menachem Stark Has Not Heard From Mayor’s Office

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Family and friends of slain Chasidic businessman Menachem Stark, are wondering why they haven’t heard from the office of newly installed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a source close to the Stark family told The Algemeiner.

The source, who did not wish to be named, said “The mayor’s office has had no contact with the family at all.”

“We are talking about seven orphans. Seven children who lost their father due to a kidnapping and murder. Where is the mayor when it comes to this case?” the source cited a family member as saying. “We ask the mayor to come and show respect to the orphans.”

Earlier Tuesday, NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks paid a visit to the mourning family in Brooklyn, and New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton held a press conference to update the public on the ongoing investigation into Stark’s murder.

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The killing is by far the most high profile since De Blasio’s new administration took office at City Hall at the start of this year.

The Stark family member was also critical of “inappropriate” NYPD leaks of “hurtful information” regarding the case, the source said.

Menachem Stark was abducted by two men on Friday morning who were seen on surveillance footage bundling him into a white van. He was found dead on Saturday in a Long Island dumpster burnt from the waist down.

Concerned that their patriarch’s killers will get away, the Stark family has announced a bounty of $25,000.

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