Lakewood councilman: Body found in Israel likely that of NJ student Aharon Sofer

Aharon Sofer

Rep. Chris Smith says both U.S. and Israeli officials are "leaving no stone unturned" as they search for 23-year old Aharon Sofer. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

A Lakewood councilman says the body found in a Jerusalem forest is likely that of a missing New Jersey student.

Councilman Meir Lichtenstein said at a news conference today that police in Israel believe that they've found the body of Aharon Sofer.

Authorities have been searching for the 23-year-old Lakewood man since he went missing during a hike with a friend in the forest last week....

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