Israeli police have found the body of a Platte County man who went missing from a tour group last week.
The body of 80-year-old Herman Kuehn was found Tuesday in an industrial area close to the Beit She’an ancient ruins in northeast Israel, according to police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
There were no signs of foul play, Rosenfeld said.
A family spokesman said Kuehn’s body was found about four miles from the National Park site that he and his wife visited with the tour group. Kuehn’s wife, Mary, was on her way to the scene on Tuesday.
“The family would like to thank the many people searching for Herman along with the many friends and interested individuals that have touched us during this tough time,” the family said in a statement. “Many details will become evident as this process progresses but again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all prayers and concerns. May God Bless Herman Peter Kuehn. He was a great man who loved God, his family and friends, and spent his life serving and healing others. He will be missed deeply.”
Kuehn had been missing since Friday, when he didn’t return to his tour group during a visit to the historic site.
Rosenfield said in an email to The Star that authorities spent four days intensively searching for Kuehn. His body has been transferred for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Israeli police were coordinating with U.S. authorities on the matter.
The tour group is scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday.