Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

Body found in Israeli forest is missing American hiker

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The body found in a Jerusalem forest is missing American Aaron Sofer. (Source: CNN) The body found in a Jerusalem forest is missing American Aaron Sofer. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - An American student has been found dead in Israel.

According to police, the body found in a Jerusalem forest is Aaron Sofer.

The 23-year-old, who was in Israel to study at Yeshiva, disappeared last Friday while hiking with a friend.

Sofer's father joined police and hundreds of volunteers who searched the forest where he was last seen.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of death.

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