Hungarian authorities reported Sunday that they had located the corpse of Israeli tourist Ofir Gross, who went missing in the country nearly two weeks ago.
Family members of Gross, who was a biomedical engineering student in Germany, were on their way to identify the body, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Gross, 40, from Jerusalem, dropped out of contact with his family on April 21.
Hungarian authorities said they located Gross’s body in a forest, and were investigating whether he was murdered.
His family said he was staying with a friend in the southern town of Tiszakecske, when his host suddenly had to travel to the capital, Budapest. Gross then took off to the eastern city of Debrecen, the country’s second-largest, and went missing somewhere along the way.
Gali, his sister, told Ynet last week, before the body was found, that her brother was a very competent and capable person, and that his disappearance was unexpected.
The Times of Israel covers one of the most complicated, and contentious, parts of the world. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world.
We've achieved this by investing ever-greater resources in our journalism while keeping all of the content on our site free.
Unlike many other news sites, we have not put up a paywall. But we would like to invite readers who can afford to do so, and for whom The Times of Israel has become important, to help support our journalism by joining The Times of Israel Community. Join now and for as little as $6 a month you can both help ensure our ongoing investment in quality journalism, and enjoy special status and benefits as a Times of Israel Community member.