Singer Writing Song in Brooklyn Boy's Memory

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011  |  Updated 1:38 PM EDT
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The Tragic Case of Leiby Kletzky

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Leiby Kletzky, 8, was walking home alone from camp for the first time on July 11 when he asked a stranger for directions.

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A singer known as the "Jewish Elvis'' says he was moved to tears by the tragic death of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky and is writing a song in his memory.
        

Lipa Schmeltzer tells the Daily News he'll call the song "The Story of Leiby.''         
Schmeltzer paid a Shiva call at the boy's family home in Borough Park on Sunday.
        
He said he's writing the song for an upcoming album.
        
The boy was found dead and dismembered last week. Prosecutors say Levi Aron lured the boy to his home after Leiby got lost while walking home from an Orthodox Jewish day camp.
        
The 35-year-old suspect has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and kidnapping.
 

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