An ultra-Orthodox Jewish volunteer takes part in searches for a missing New Jersey native Aaron Sofer, 23, in the Jerusalem forest August 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
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Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem Thursday while searching for a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week, but said no formal identification had yet been made.Aaron Sofer, a Jewish seminary student from New Jersey, vanished Friday while walking in woods not far from Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.Rosenfeld said police -- including canine units, mounted officers and helicopters had combed the entire Jerusalem forest, which spans 310 acres (125 hectares) at the outskirts of the city, along with volunteers for Sofer.
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