The body of missing Israeli hiker Omri Lahad, who disappeared over a month ago, has been found. It appears the 23-year-old hiker was R”L bitten by a poisonous snake, and his body was found near the Colombia-Brazil border.
The body was being held in a local police station since no one identified the remains, and the widespread circulation of his photo on missing person flyers alerted police to his identity.
It appears the determination regarding the snake bite is based on fang marks on his body. The family was officially informed and Foreign Ministry officials are making efforts to have the body returned home for kvura in Eretz Yisrael.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)