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Police open probe after dead body found near Modiin

Officials say body of man, in his 50s, had apparently been in the forest for several weeks

Michael Horovitz is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel

Police at the site where the body of a man in his 50s was located between the communities of Lapid and Hashmonaim, near the central city of Modiin, April 29, 2023. (Israel Police)
Police at the site where the body of a man in his 50s was located between the communities of Lapid and Hashmonaim, near the central city of Modiin, April 29, 2023. (Israel Police)

A corpse was found in a forest between the communities of Lapid and Hashmonaim near the central city of Modiin on Saturday, police said.

Police opened an investigation into the death of the man, in his 50s. It was unclear from the police statement who had found the body.

Officials said the body had apparently been lying in the forest for several weeks.

Criminal investigators conducted a search for evidence in the area, and the body was taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Tel Aviv for further study.

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