Body of Aaron Sofer likely found in forest
Sources indicate that a body found in the Jersusalem Forest is likely that of missing Lakewood resident Aaron Sofer.
Former Lakewood Mayor Steven Langert also confirmed the reports as did United Hatzalah, an rescue and recovery organization involved in the search for the Yeshiva student.
Israeli Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld tweeted that forensics are at the scene of the discovery of the body tryingt to make a positive identity and determine a cause of death.
A spokesman for the Sofer family told the Jerusalem Post they "do not wish to make any comments at this time."
The Where Is Aaron Sofer Facebook page reports he was found wearing his hat and jacket and may have been there for several days. Sofer appears to have fallen from a cliff according to sources close to the investigation.
Sofer went missing last Friday during a hike in the forest. A search led by Israeli Police has been underway for the past seven days.
- Police find body in Jerusalem, suspect it may be missing American yeshiva student / Jerusalem Post
- Family: body found in Israel may be missing student Aharon Sofer from Lakewood / ABC 7
- Body of Aaron Sofer Z”L Found / The Lakewood Scoop