The mystery of a little girl missing for almost two decades remains unsolved, as
DNA tests taken from a woman the girl’s family says is their missing daughter
did not produce the results they hoped for, Tel Aviv police reported on
According to Tel Aviv police, the test results “were not able to
establish with certainty that she is the family’s daughter,” adding that the
YAMAR investigative unit will continue to work to crack the mystery. The DNA
sample was taken from a young Ashdod woman at her apartment last week, after the
mother of Alexandra Brandt, who went missing in Ramat Gan while walking home
from school in 1994 and would today be 29 years old, 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.
Brandt was last
seen at David Hamelech 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.
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