Police find body in Galilee they suspect may be missing Christian teen

Police locate a body in a forest in the Galilee they suspect may be that of a Christian Arab teenager missing since last week.

Yara Ayoub, 16, from the village of Jish in the Upper Galilee, was last seen on Wednesday at 5 p.m. when she went to a bakery in the community of some 3,000 people.

Police on Sunday asked for the public’s assistance in the search for her.

She was described as slim, 1.60 meters tall, with black eyes and straight black hair. She was wearing dark jeans, a black coat and a black-and-white hat when last seen.

That description reportedly fits the body found a short time ago, according to initial reports. Forensic investigators are en route to the site to confirm the identity of the body.

Missing teenager Yara Ayoub. (Israel Police)

A 28-year-old suspect, also from Jish, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping and obstructing the investigation. His arrest was extended by the Safed Magistrate’s Court by three days.

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