Body of Woman, 19, Found With Stab Wounds Near Jerusalem

Police suspect the woman was murdered and have opened an investigation

Israeli forces are seen at the scene of a suspected murder on the outskirts of Jerusalem, February 7, 2019.
Olivier Fitoussi

The naked body of an 19-year-old woman with stab wounds to her chest was found just outside of Jerusalem on Thursday evening.

The body was found at Ein Yael, southwest of Jerusalem, not far from the Biblical Zoo. Police suspect the woman was murdered and have opened an investigation. The Shin Bet security service is also involved in the probe.

Police are also trying to determine whether the body belongs to the young woman who was reported missing Thursday afternoon, and for whom searches had already begun.

Paramedic Sefi Mizrahi said the woman's body was lying in an open area. Since there were no signs of life, the medics had to pronounce the woman dead on the spot.