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Missing Soldier Found Dead

American-Israeli soldier David Gordon's body found days after going missing from IDF base.
By Shlomo Pitriokovski
First Publish: 8/19/2014, 8:11 PM

David Gordon.
David Gordon.
Israel Police

The body of missing IDF soldier David Menachem Gordon, 21, has been found dead just days after going missing Sunday.

Gordon, who was a soldier in the Givati infantry brigade, was found with his weapon beside him. Military police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of his death.

His family have been informed.

Gordon was a "lone soldier" from Ohio, and had last been seen at 12:00 p.m. at the Medical Corps facility in Tzrifin, where he had been receiving dental treatment. 

He was scheduled to return to the city of Holon, but when he did not return a search ensued, with police finally making a public appeal for help locating the young soldier.