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Suspected Kidnap Killer Identified

The suspected kidnap killer of eight-year-old Oran Yarden has been identified by police as Tzvi Gur — formerly Gurewitz — of Netanya. He was arrested last month after part of the IL 2 million ransom money was found in his possession but his identity was withheld. Subsequently he directed police to a spot where the remains of the child were found buried in sand dunes. The kidnapping occurred on June 8.

Gur, 33, was described as coming, from a good family but was himself a highschool drop-out who never held a steady job. Recently he made a living as an illustrator. His elder brother is an architect and his sister and younger brother, ironically, are employed by the police as a legal advisor and photographer respectively. Gur will face a preliminary hearing in court on Sept. 1, after the summer recess.