Arrest in Death of Bnei Brak Teen

Man arrested in connection to death of 17-year-old from Bnei Brak who went missing Saturday.

Maayana Miskin ,

Bnei Brak (archive)
Bnei Brak (archive)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

An 18-year-old from Bnei Brak has been arrested in connection to the death of a 17-year-old from the city.

The 17-year-old went missing on Saturday. Volunteers and police conducted searches beginning Saturday evening.

On Monday, the young man’s badly burnt body was found in a grove on Hatzvi Street. While investigators were initially unsure if his death had been caused by suicide, police soon indicated that they suspected murder.

The suspect will be in court Tuesday for a hearing on the extension of his remand.

The city of Bnei Brak was hit by serious crime a second time this week, as well: on Sunday, a young man was critically injured in an attempted murder. The 24-year-old man was shot by attackers who opened fire from a passing car not far from the heavily-used Coca Cola Junction.