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May 2, 2016 9:40 am

Hungary Arrests 2 Suspects in Connection With Murder of Israeli

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Ofir Gross' body was found in a forest in southern Hungary. Photo: Provided photo.

Ofir Gross’ body was found in a forest in southern Hungary. Photo: Provided photo.

JNS.org – The body of a missing 40-year-old Israeli man was found in a forest in southern Hungary on Sunday. Ofir Gross, a Jerusalem native who was studying biomedical engineering in Germany, had not been heard from after last making contact with his family on April 21.

Hungarian police believe Gross was murdered, and two local men were arrested in connection with the case on Sunday. Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday confirmed the death of Gross.

According to his family, Gross was visiting Hungary and had originally been staying with a friend in the southern town of Tiszakecske. He disappeared while he was apparently looking for somewhere to stay in the eastern city of Debrecen.

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