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Israel finds body of Aharon Sofer, missing seminary student from New Jersey

Published On: Aug 28 2014 11:31:46 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 05:42:56 AM EDT

Edgard Garrido / Reuters


A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of a missing New Jersey man, police said Thursday.

The body was found in the same area where Aharon Sofer, a religious student, disappeared while hiking last week, police said.

Authorities had been searching for the 23-year-old Sofer, who is from Lakewood, Ocean County.

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, would not say whether there were any signs of foul play.