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‘Strong possibility’ body is Sofer — police

Israeli police say “there is a strong possibility” they have found the body of an American yeshiva student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the body was found in the same area where Aharon Sofer disappeared. Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, New Jersey, had been hiking with a friend in a hilly, forested area on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

“There is a strong possibility that it is the body of the missing student,” Rosenfeld says, stressing that a forensics team was still trying to confirm the identification.

Rosenfeld would not elaborate or say whether there had been any signs of foul play.

AP

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