"A monster among us" is how neighbors of the suspected child killer are reacting to the shocking discovery of a mutilated body of an eight-year-old being found in Levi Aron's home.
Some referred to Aron as "slightly weird" but did not suspect he was capable of committing the crime he is accused of committing.
Levi Aron, 35, lived on East 2nd Street in Brooklyn.
A mother of four says she saw Aron around the neighborhood and thought he was strange, but harmless. Now she's upset she and her kids were so close to what she called "pure evil."
Neighbors say Aron lived on the top floor of his parents' house for the past two years.
He worked a few blocks from home at the Empire Supply Company.
Police say the only previous criminal act in Aron's background was for public lewdness.
Arun had returned to Brooklyn from Memphis. Aron's ex-wife, 34-year-old Debbie Aron, lives there. She says they met on a Jewish dating website in November 2005. They were married in March of 2006.
The pair didn't have any kids together but he did help raise her two kids, from another relationship.
Says she was in "utter disbelief" when she found out about the crime.
Says he was quiet, loved karaoke and was good with her kids. She says she never saw any red flags.
Records show a request for an order of protection was filed against Aron in 2006 in Shelby County General Sessions Court. The request, filed by his wife, was dismissed. They were granted a divorce in 2007.
Levi Aron worked for Metropolitan Protective from March 2007 to September 2009 on a part time basis. He passed a background check and he passed a state background check and was issued a Tennessee state security guard license. Company records show that he quit to move back to New York.