Avi Pariente (photo credit: Israel Police)

Avi Pariente (photo credit: Israel Police)

Avi Pariente, an 18-year-old soldier from Petah Tikva who had been declared missing on Thursday morning, was found alive and in good health later Thursday, police said.

Pariente had left his home on Wednesday and was not heard from for the next day.

Police announced a search for Pariente early Thursday, saying that his disappearance did not appear to be a terrorist kidnapping.

No details regarding Pariente’s whereabouts during the time he was missing were released with the announcement that he had been found.