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May 3, 2012 10:30 am

Missing IDF Soldier Found Dead With Weapon Close to Body

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Deceased IDF soldier, Netta Brand. Photo: IDF.

Israel National News – The body of missing IDF soldier Netta Brand was found early Thursday. Brand was found dead near Beit Shemesh, shot to death, with his IDF-issued weapon lying near him. Military police are investigating the circumstances of his death.

Police, border guards, IDF soldiers and volunteers had been intensively searching for Brand, who went missing Wednesday. Brand, who served in the Givati brigade, was last seen near the entrance of his hometown of Givat Yeshayahu, south of Beit Shemesh. He was wearing his IDF uniform and a fleece jacket, and was carrying his weapon. Brand had been serving in the army for about a year.

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