Police open murder probe after body found in abandoned building in Ramat Hasharon

Force also opens investigation into unrelated fatal shooting in north that it says is linked to dispute between two families

Police, ambulance and rescue vehicles at the scene where a body was found near the Morasha cemetery in Ramat Sharon in central Israel, May 16, 2024. (ZAKA)
Police, ambulance and rescue vehicles at the scene where a body was found near the Morasha cemetery in Ramat Sharon in central Israel, May 16, 2024. (ZAKA)

Police launched a murder investigation after a body was found Thursday at an abandoned building in the central city of Ramat Hasharon.

Officers were alerted after Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the building found the 40 something-year-old man without signs of life, pronouncing him dead at the scene.

Police noticed burn marks and other signs of violence on the body, which was taken to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for an autopsy, according to the Maariv news website.

In a separate incident, police opened an investigation into a shooting in the northern town of Arraba in which a 31-year-old resident was killed.

Officers were scouring the area for two suspects, with aerial assistance from a police helicopter.

The incident was related to an ongoing dispute between two families, according to a police statement.

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