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Suspect Arrested In Esther Horgen Murder Case

Suspect Arrested In Esther Horgen Murder Case 1
Esther Horgen, 52, was killed in a suspected terror attack in Samaria on Dec. 21, 2020. Source: Facebook.

JERUSALEM (JNS) – Israeli security forces have apprehended a suspect in the murder on Sunday of Esther Horgen, 52, in a forest near her home in Tal Menashe, it was cleared for publication on Thursday.

The suspect, a Palestinian from the Jenin area, was arrested following “accelerated intelligence and operational activity” by the Shin Bet, the Israel Police counter-terrorism unit and the Israel Defense Forces, and is currently being interrogated, the Shin Bet said in a statement.

Other details of the investigation remain under a gag order.

Horgen was reported missing by her family after she did not return home from a jog in a nearby wooded area, and her body was discovered on Monday morning, bearing signs of violence. According to police, her death is being investigated as a terrorist attack.

Horgen was laid to rest in Tal Menashe on Tuesday. She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Horgen, and six children.

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