Searches underway after 20-year-old Beit Shemesh woman disappears

Police, rescue teams launch search for Beit Shemesh resident two days after she disappears.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Courtesy of the family

Police and search and rescue teams have called on the public for assistance in locating a missing Beit Shemesh woman, days after she disappeared.

The missing person, a 20-year-old haredi resident of Beit Shemesh named Shira, left her home in Beit Shemesh on Monday and was last seen Tuesday at approximately 4:00 p.m. in the coastal city of Caesarea.

She is described as being 1.6 meters (5’3”) in height and having a slim build, with brown eyes, and was last seen wearing a black skirt with brown stripes and black boots.

Anyone who sees a person meeting the above description is requested to contact police at the 100 call center, or via the Beit Shemesh police station at 02-990-2225/02-990-2223.

The Israel Dog Unit (IDU) search and rescue organization, which is also conducting searches for the young woman, can be contacted at 054-487-6709.

A spokesperson for the IDU has said there are serious concerns regarding Shira's safety at this point in time.

"The Israel Dog Unit, led by Mike Guzofsky, is currently carrying out extensive searches, with dozens of volunteers, at the HaKshatot Beach, for a 20-year-old woman who has disappeared."