A body thought to be that of missing Yeshiva student Aaron Sofer was just found in the Jerusalem Forest – the same forest where Aaron was reported to have gone missing last Friday while hiking.
The body has been taken by Zaka and police for further examination and to determine the exact cause of death. It seems that he fell off a cliff while trying to navigate his way out of the forest and that his death was caused by dehydration. There are no signs of violence apparent on his body that would lead to the notion that terror was involved.
Thousands of volunteers searched the forest and other areas the past 6 days, while hundreds of thousands around the globe davened for his safe return.
The parents of Aaaron Sofer had traveled to Israel on Sunday, where they have been working with police and search teams.
Further details will be published as they become available.
(Chaim Shapiro – YWN)