Israeli tourist found dead in Hungary

Published on : Monday, May 2, 2016

ofir-gross-635x357An Israeli student tourist visiting Hungary was found dead by the police. Two people were detained by the police in connection with the death. The man was missing several days before his body was found.


The 40 year old Ofir Gross from traveled to Hungary for vacation from his studies in biomedical engineering in Germany, was found dead on Saturday evening. Conflicting news reports say his body was found by police in a forest or in a countryside apartment.


Gross was last seen on Thursday at a local countryside restaurant, in the small mideastern Hungarian town of Tiszakecske, a spa area famous for its hot springs, located  about 120 miles from Budapest, after which he reportedly contacted his family in Israel on his mobile phone, Hungary’s Klubradio reported. He reportedly was headed to the eastern city of Debrecen, Hungary’s second-largest city.


One of the suspects detained in the case, age 21, is from a nearby village and the second suspect, 19, is from the surrounding area. Gross’ family arrived in Budapest on Sunday to identify the body. Police have not issued any official comments on the alleged murder.

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