Missing Jew Found Dead in Uman


amir shlomo ochanaThe body of missing Amir Shlomo Ochana, a husband and father of three from Bat Yam, Israel, has been found in a lake in Uman, Ukraine. He was 28.

Amir Shlomo had gone to Uman for Rosh Hashanah and then disappeared during his visit there.

Volunteers from Israel and elsewhere joined a frantic search that included divers, trained canines, and many police officers. Amir Shlomo went last Tuesday, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, into a forest with his friend, from whom he got separated. The friend notified police of his disappearance.

Amir Shlomo was wearing his Yom Tov clothing when he was found, but not shoes and socks. Zaka says that Amir Shlomo had apparently been sitting on the river bank with his feet in the water. An epileptic, he might have had an epileptic seizure or heart attack and fallen into the water.

Amir Shlomo’s body will be brought to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah.

Boruch dayan ha’emes.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com}