Young Woman's Body Found; Terror Murder Suspected

Shelly Dadon, 20, was found dead in an abandoned parking lot near Migdal Haemek in the Galilee.

Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen ,

Police (illustration)
Police (illustration)
Gil Ronen

Shelly Dadon, a woman aged 20, was found dead Thursday in an abandoned parking lot near the industrial area at Migdal Haemek, in the Galilee. There were signs of violence on her upper body.

A police source told Arutz Sheva that investigators are looking into a possible terrorist motive for what is being treated as a murder. Israel Hayom went further and said the police's "prime suspicion" is that the murder was carried out by terrorists.

Dadon had no criminal record; she had been on her way to a job interview but did not make contact with her family for several hours. When they found out that she had never shown up for the interview, they contacted police. Her body was found a short time later by patrolmen, in a lot police say is out of the way and rarely visited by people.

The parents were brought to the parking lot to identify their daughter.

A senior source in the police's Central Unit told Israel Hayom that the murder was carried out in a grove, very close to the road that connects Migdal Haemek with Nazareth and nearby Arab villages. “For someone who knows the area well,” he explained, “it would be easy to carry out such a deed and disappear.”

The Commander of the Israel Police's Northern District, Major General Zohar Dvir, said: “We are at the start of an investigation, and when we complete the situation assessment, we will provide more information. We are looking into all of the aspects – both criminal and nationalistic.”

Earlier Thursday a woman in her 30s was murdered in an apartment in Zevulun Street in Ashkelon. The police arrested her partner, a man aged 35, as a suspect in the murder. Two other men who were in the apartment were also arrested.