Body found in north identified as missing Acre woman

Police say a body found in northern Israel belongs to a young Israeli woman from Acre missing for two weeks and feared dead.

Sapir Nachum (Police spokesperson’s unit)

A widespread search had been ongoing since June 2 for Sapir Nachum, a 24-year-old mother of two from Acre.

A police statement says the body was discovered by police going over an area  a second time near the Bedouin village of Ibtin — about 25 kilometers south of Acre, where searches have been focused.

“Police worked without stop for 11 days to find Sapir, but unfortunately the searches ended with a tragic result,” a police statement says.

It says investigators are at the scene gathering evidence.

Israel Police conduct searches on June 5, 2022, for missing Acre woman Sapir Nachum. (Israel Police)

Police previously arrested Nachum’s boyfriend — who has a criminal background — in connection with her disappearance, though he denies any involvement.

Earlier in the day, a court denied him bail and ordered he remain in custody until at least June 21, though he has not been charged.

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