The New School on Tuesday mourned the shocking loss of renowned psychotherapist and professor who was killed in the basement of his Brooklyn home.
Jeremy D. Safran, 66, was found beaten to death around 6 p.m. Monday by a home intruder who is believed to have followed one of the victim’s daughters to their home at 155 Stratford Rd in Flatbush, police sources said.
In a statement to the Post, a spokeswoman for the university said Safran, who worked at the new School for 24 years, was an “internationally renowned psychotherapist…deeply respected and admired by The New School community and his colleagues throughout the psychology profession.”
“We were shocked and saddened to learn last night of the tragic death of Jeremy Safran, a professor of psychology and former co-chair of the Department of Psychology here at The New School,” the spokeswoman said. “We offer our deepest condolences to his family and will be offering support to his many friends and colleagues throughout the university community in the days ahead.”
Police found Safran on the floor of the basement with trauma to his head and body. Police also discovered a hammer next to his body, sources said.
When officers investigated further, they discovered his 28-year-old attacker hiding in a closet – covered in blood.
The attacker, whose name has not yet been released, was arrested at the scene. He was being held at the 70th Precinct station house with charges pending.
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