Sad News: Missing soldier Eli Ashkenazi found dead after massive search
UPDATE – Sad news: IDF soldier Eli Ashkenazi was found dead in the Sharon area – BD’E
No additional details released at this time.
A gag order has been placed on details surrounding the circumstances of the soldier’s death.
“The soldier has been found without any sign of life in the center of the country,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement, adding that his family has been informed.
“IDF’s Military Police Corps opened an investigation into the circumstances of the incident.”
IDF soldier Eli Ashkenazi was seen last time near his home at 05:30 in the morning with his weapon and a little bag. His family and friends said that he had no previous history of depression nor any problems in the army.
He left his home in uniform with his personal weapon and did not arrive at his base on the Golan Heights.
During the night, an emergency command center was opened to command the large forces contributing to the searches. Both the IDF’s canine unit ‘Oketz’ and volunteers were called up.