Police recovered the body of a 55-year-old man in Gan Yavne, north of Ashdod on Monday, in what has been described as a murder case.
The deceased has been named as Gregory Rabinovitch, of Ashdod. He has no criminal background, police said. Initial examinations of the body suggest he was murdered, police added.
Searches for Rabinovitch were launched after he had been declared missing.