A DNA test performed Tuesday evening has proven conclusively that an Ashdod
woman is not missing girl Alexandra Brandt, Tel Aviv police announced on
According to police, officers took DNA samples from
the Ashdod woman’s parents last night and the results showed a match between
them and their daughter.
The results shatter the hope of the family of
Alexandra Brandt, who was last seen at King David Park in Ramat Gan on November
24, 1994. She had immigrated to Israel only two years before from the Ukraine
with her parents, who divorced shortly after she vanished.
would be 29 years old.
On Tuesday, police said DNA tests performed by
police last week “were not able to establish with certainty that she is the
The DNA sample was taken from a young Ashdod woman at
her apartment last week, after the mother of Brandt told police that she found a
woman at a wedding in the city who she was certain was her missing
According to police, the mother told officers she was at a
wedding in Ramat Gan last week when she saw the woman, and after approaching her
and telling her she thinks she is her missing daughter Alexandra, the woman left
the reception. The woman and Alexandra’s sister then found the woman’s apartment
in Ashdod, and called police, who then took testimony from both sides as well as
DNA samples from both women to see if there is a match.
Police have vowed
that the YAMAR investigative unit will continue to work to crack the mystery.