Daily Israel Report

Body of Missing American Tourist Found Near Beit She'an

The body of an American tourist who went missing early Friday afternoon was discovered near Beit Shean.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 5/29/2012, 3:04 PM

Police search (file)
Police search (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The body of an American tourist, who went missing early Friday afternoon, was discovered near Beit Shean.

Herman Kuehn, 80, of Platte County, Missouri, got separated from his group on May 26, while visiting historic sites in the area. His body was discovered in an industrial zone north of the city on Tuesday.

According to reports, there were no signs of violence or foul play.

Spokesman for the Israeli police, Micky Rosenfeld, described efforts to find Kuehn as a “wide-scale search.”

Kuehn and his wife, Mary, were visiting Israel on a tour with the St. Paul School of Theology, a local Missouri television station reported.

Kuehn had suffered a head injury several years ago and often became confused, the family told Israeli media.

The Kuehn family issued a statement expressing “sincere thanks for all the prayers and concerns for our loved one.”

“Thank you all and to all involved in our search,” the family said in the statement.