Israeli police said Thursday they have found the body of Aaron Sofer, an American seminary student, who went missing on Friday, Aug. 22.
Sofer, a 23-year-old Yeshiva student from New Jersey, disappeared while hiking in the Jerusalem Forest on Aug. 22.
Hundreds of Israeli police officers and volunteers launched a massive manhunt for Sofer.
Sofer's parents, who flew to Israel to find their son, offered a reward of around $28,000 to anyone who could locate Aaron.
"There are concerns, as we all know, about the possibility of abduction," Republican Rep. Chris Smith told News 12 New Jersey on Tuesday.
Police do not know the cause of death and have not indicated whether there were signs of foul play.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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