Israeli Yam Levy was reported missing while on a tour of southern Germany.
Levy, 23, from the village of Lapid near Modiin, departed Israel two weeks ago and was in regular contact with her family for the first week she was in Germany. Five days ago, after she went to a local pub, her family stopped hearing from her.
On Friday, her parents, joined by two members of the Foreign Ministry, flew to Germany where they were expected to be joined by additional family members in the coming days.
Last Monday, Levy traveled to Immenstadt in southern Bavaria, checking into a hostel that evening. When she did not show up for checkout on Thursday, the hotel management contacted police, who have since been working with the Israeli consul and Levy’s family to locate her.
Levy’s father, Erez, told Army Radio on Sunday evening that she was alone on Tuesday evening when she sent pictures to her friend. Local police have learned that she later met three young German men.
According to a friend, Levy’s last communication was via the Whatsapp mobile application on Tuesday September 10.
“On Tuesday evening she did not return to her hostel and she did not contact her family,” Ynet quoted the friend as saying. “We have not heard from her since.” The friend said it was “not like” Levy to be out of touch for so long.
Levy’s family asked that anyone with information concerning Yam’s whereabouts contact parents Erez and Alla Levy at +972 50 901 6025/3 or her sisters, Almog and Gal Levy, +972 50 451 6013/5. The family also opened a Facebook group dedicated to the search.