Help Find the Murderer of Chaim Weiss

Chaim Weiss HYD

Chaim Weiss HY”D

This is reposted from the website, Protect Jewish Kids with the consent of its owner, Eric Aiken. Others also have permission to do the same.  See my comments at the end on why I find it plausible that there is a sex abuse angle. Let’s do what we can to finally find his murderer – Yerachmiel Lopin

The murder of
Chaim Weiss

Last week I was contacted by Detective Captain John Azzata from the Nassau County homicide department regarding the murder of Chaim Weiss. Chaim was a 15 year-old student at the Torah High School on Long Beach, Long Island. He was brutally bludgeoned to death as he slept in his dorm room bed on Friday night, November 1, 1986.

The murder has never been solved. No one was willing to furnish the police with any useful leads. In a yeshiva with 140 students that ate, studied, prayed and socialized together, not one person admitted to seeing anything, hearing anything or knowing anything about Chaim’s murder or murderer.

When police entered Chaim’s room, his body had been moved, a yahrzeit candle had been lit (on Shabbos) and the window to his room had been opened on a frigid November night. (Opening a window is in accordance with the Orthodox custom for the deceased.)

The case was so profoundly disturbing that it was featured on Unsolved Mysteries and written about by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News and numerous other publications. Continue reading