The body of a female American tourist, bound and with multiple stab wounds, was found today near a road outside Jerusalem, police said. Her friend, a naturalized Israeli originally from the UK, had reported her missing yesterday after the two were attacked while hiking in a Jerusalem forest. She, too, had been bound and stabbed, but managed to escape her assailants by pretending she was dead, according to police.
She told police the two were assaulted by two Arab men and her friend was dragged away. The woman's disappearance set off a large-scale hunt by police and military in the wooded hills outside Jerusalem. The discovery of the body, identified in the Israeli press as Christine Logan, reinforced the possibility that militants may have been involved, police said. Police said there were no signs she had been sexually assaulted or robbed. As of late morning, no suspects were in custody. Read more at the Jerusalem Post. (Read more Israel stories.)