Police have confirmed that Menachem Stark, whose Williamsburg kidnapping was reported on Friday was found dead in a Long Island dumpster. His brother, Yaakov Yosef Stark is the well known cantor, heard here, singing El Molei Rachamim on the 80th anniversary of the death of Yossele Rosenblatt. Menachem Stark, also known as Max Stark, was a major real estate developer and landlord embroiled in prolonged bankruptcy and default negotiations and lawsuits with creditors.
Update- 1/5/2013: See accounts in New York Post of Stark’s alleged financial scamming which left him with a long list of aggrieved enemies. Also includes allegations of sex abuse by Stark of a teenage girl.