The remains of a body found two weeks ago in the sand dunes near Rishon LeTzion have been identified as those of Yarin Shati, a 17-year-old who had gone missing since October 5.
Forensic investigation shows that he was shot in the head.
The investigation is being handled by the Central Unit of the Tel Aviv District Police. Leaks to the press have hinted at a possible criminal motive for the killing.
Shati went missing two days before Yom Kippur. He told his older brother that he was heading off to Eilat for two days with a female friend and would be back before the fast.
He packed a small bag and went off, and was never seen again. The police do not know who the identity of the friend he was supposed to have gone to Eilat with.