German police find body of missing Israeli woman
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German police find body of missing Israeli woman

Yam Levy's remains found a week after 23-year-old disappeared while on hiking trip

Yam Levy, 23, from Lapid in central Israel, went missing in Germany on September 10, 2013. Her body was found September 19 on a mountain trail in a town 200 kilometers from Munich. (photo credit: Searching for Yam Levy/Facebook)
Yam Levy, 23, from Lapid in central Israel, went missing in Germany on September 10, 2013. Her body was found September 19 on a mountain trail in a town 200 kilometers from Munich. (photo credit: Searching for Yam Levy/Facebook)

The body of a 23-year-old Israeli woman, who had been missing in Germany for more than a week, was found Thursday.

Yam Levy’s body was found on a mountain trail near a town 200 kilometers south of Munich.

Her father, Erez, who was in Germany and identified the body, said she apparently went the wrong way on a mountain track, “took an unmarked path” and fell to her death. Her body was evacuated by helicopter.

Levy disappeared last week, her family said, after they stopped getting updates from her.

Her sister, Almog Levy, said at the time that she would call home twice a day and send messages and pictures from her trip. “She’s a responsible girl; she’s not someone who traveled to forget about her family and forget everything,” explained Almog.

Her family had opened a Facebook group to help in the search.

On Thursday, German police expanded efforts to locate her, and a helicopter, a mountain rescue unit and search dogs were scrambled for the task.

Her parents traveled to Germany earlier this week to search for their missing daughter, hiring a private detective to help locate her.

Levy was last seen on September 10 in Immenstadt, about 120 kilometers from Munich. She was expected to check out of her hotel; when she failed to do so and employees could not get in touch with her, they contacted her parents.

Levy was reportedly traveling alone. Her family lives in Lapid, in central Israel.

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