Israel police said they were investigating reports of a kidnapping and confirmed finding a body, but have refused to say whether the two incidents were connected. Police are investigating both nationalistic and criminal motives, but Arabs riot anyway.
After a flurry of intial reports that said the murder was a Jewish revenge killing, a police spokesman urged newsmen to be cautious: "The circumstances of the event have not yet been established. All directions of investigation are being looked into. Please exhibit responsibility and wait for official results and announcements by the Jerusalem District Spokesman."