NEW YORK - (AP) - The suspect in the killing of a Brooklyn8-year-old told investigators that he suffocated the child before amassive search led to the discovery of his dismembered remains.

A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that theinformation is part of a confession by Levi Aron. The officialspoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation hasnot been completed.

The official says Aron also told investigators he took the childto a wedding in upstate New York. Investigators say they don't knowwhether that is true.

Thousands of mourners gathered Wednesday night at the funeralfor Leiby Kletzky. He disappeared Mondayafter getting lost on a short walk home from day camp.