BROOKLYN — Investigators think a Williamsburg landlord who was kidnapped and found dead in a Long Island dumpster may have been killed by a contractor to whom he owed more than $20,000, according to the New York Post.
Menachem Stark, who was kidnapped on Jan. 2 and found the next day, owed a contractor who was connected to both the Dodge Caravan used in the abduction and a phone attached to Stark's car, the newspaper reported.
An NYPD spokesman could not confirm the Post's account.
Stark, 40, reportedly had more than $2 million in debt and was still trying to borrow money from others, the newspaper reported.
Stark was last seen outside his office at 331 Rutledge St. about 11:35 p.m. when two men wrestled him into a light-colored van, police said.
He was found the next afternoon in a dumpster behind a Getty gas station at 120 Cuttermill Road in Long Island, the NYPD said.
Police found the van used in the abduction in Brownsville Tuesday, according to reports.