Police found dead body in northern Israel amid search for missing woman

An unidentified body was found amid a search for a woman missing for the past 11 days, police said on Sunday.

Police said the identity of the body has not been confirmed yet.

A massive search has been going on since June 2 for Sapir Nachum, a 24-year-old mother of two children from Aker.

Police said the body was found near the Bedouin village of Ibtin – about 25 kilometers south of Acre – an area where officers have been searching as part of their search for the past few days.

Police arrested Nachum’s boyfriend – who has a criminal background – in connection with her disappearance, though he denied any involvement.

The man, the father of her two young children, is known to the police and has been arrested in the past for violent crimes and vandalism.

Nachum’s family members told Israeli media that he had previously spent several years in prison.

Sapir Nachum (Police Spokesperson Unit)

Nachum was last seen in person when she left her home on Herzl Street on June 2 with her 2-year-old daughter, whom she had left in kindergarten. Nachum also has an 8-month-old baby boy.

The woman’s relatives are said to have feared the most as she was later seen in security video footage entering the car of the father of her children, who had a history of violent crimes. Nachum is said to have been involved in a dispute with the man over finances.

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