23-year old American yeshiva student missing since Friday
Aaron Sofer, a 23-year-old yeshiva student, is missing in the Jerusalem area. He's my second cousin. http://t.co/tOrKQTfL9s. Please RT.Avi Mayer is one of the more prominent social media presences in Israel.
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 24, 2014
If you click on the link, you will find a grainy picture of his cousin, who has been missing since going on a hike in the Jerusalem Forest on Friday. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is urged to contact the Jerusalem police.
Soffer was last seen on Friday at 12 p.m. in the Jerusalem Forest; his disappearance was announced by loudspeakers through various parts of Jerusalem on Shabbat due to the very possible life-threatening danger he may be in.
The missing youth is of a lean build, and is 1.75 meters (5'9'') tall, has a short red beard and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt and a black kippah.
The police request the help of the public in locating the missing youth, and ask anyone with any pertinent information to immediately contact the Jerusalem Police at 02-5391520, or the 100 emergency police hotline.
One of the sources helping in the search told Arutz Sheva that the danger to Soffer's life increases each hour that passes.
"We don't know where he disappeared to. While we want to believe the he finished the forest path and went to one of the yeshivas or to an apartment somewhere, each passing hour that he doesn't contact us raises the concern that he is unable to contact us," noted the source.
"There is definitely a fear for his life," clarified the source. "Therefore, we ask for the help of the public."Hashem Yerachem (May God Have mercy).