Missing IDF soldier from U.S. found dead

David Menachem Gordon. Credit: Facebook.

(JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces (IDF) lone soldier David Menachem Gordon, who was last seen outside his military base on Sunday, was found dead on Tuesday, the IDF said. 

Gordon, 21, was found with his army-issued rifle by his side in a drainage pipe near his army base in central Israel, according to the IDF.

Originally from Ohio, Gordon served in the Givati Bridgade during Operation Protective Edge and did not have any disciplinary issues, Israeli police said. 

“As far as we know from investigations so far he arrived at Tzrifin two days ago for dental treatment, received the treatment, then left the medical corps, and since then his trail has vanished,” police said shortly after his disappearance, the Times of Israel reported.

Military police are now investigating Gordon’s death.

Posted on August 19, 2014 .