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  טבת 12, 5771 , 19/12/10

Missing Hiker Found Dead, Police Believe

Israel Radio reported Sunday morning that police have found the body of what they believe to be the missing hiker who was kidnapped by Arabs Saturday afternoon in the Mata forest near Beit Shemesh. The woman was reported kidnapping by 46-year-old Kaye Susan Wilson, who was found bound and stabbed by hikers in the area, and who told police that her friend, Christine Logan, had been kidnapped by the Arabs who attacked her. A police manhunt ensued overnight Saturday, with dozens of officers and aircraft sweeping the area in a search for the Arab kidnappers.

The searches finally yielded the body of whom the police believe to be Logan, although police said in a statement that they had not yet officially identified her. Police also said that they were investigating the background of the attack – whether Logan was killed in a nationalistic terror attack or as the result of “criminal activity.”
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