Kleiman murder remains unsolved after eight years


TOWN OF ULSTER – It has been eight years since the body of Michael Kleiman, 59, was found in his burning pickup truck in a wooded area off Route 32 in East Kingston.
He was last seen the afternoon of Thursday, July 24, 2008 in Kerhonkson. His body was located in the truck the following day on property that was the former Hudson Cement plant.
Kleiman, a nurse’s aide at a children’s hospital in Westchester
County, lived alone and led a quiet lifestyle, Ulster Town Police said.
His interests included attending antique auctions and antique stores in
Ulster, Orange and Sullivan counties. He also frequented swimming holes
throughout Ulster County.
Police are interested in information from anyone who may have made observations of someone displaying any of the following behaviors – unscheduled absence from work; missing scheduled appointments; abrupt departure from the area, either temporarily or permanently; increased use of alcohol or drugs; or abnormal interest in media coverage of this murder and the investigation.
The police would like to hear from anyone who may have unknowingly provided the offenders with transportation away from the East Kingston area or from the town’s business district area on July 25, 2008 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Ulster Town Police continue to work with State Police and the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office in an effort to solve the murder. Anyone with information is asked to call Ulster Police at 845-382-1111 or the tip line at 845-336-3784. 

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