Body of Missing Israeli Backpacker in India Found


After an entire day of intensive searching, the body of Ori Zinder (44), was found in the Tiruvannamalai region of India.

Zinder, a Ra’anana native, had gone missing on Saturday night. Notice of his disappearance had been given to his family. Upon learning of his disappearance, the Israeli Consulate in Delhi, together with the Division of Consular Services for Israelis Abroad in the Foreign Ministry, began working with local search and rescue teams to locate Zinder.

Notice of the discovery of his body was given to his family today. The family, as well as the Foreign Ministry and the Consulate, are working to arrange a flight for the body to return to Israel for burial.

It is still unclear what the cause of death was.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)