JERUSALEM -

A body found in a Jerusalem-area forest is that of a missing New Jersey man, police said Thursday.

The body was found in the same area where Aharon Sofer, a religious student, disappeared while hiking last week, police said.

Authorities had been searching for the 23-year-old Sofer, who is from Lakewood, Ocean County.

Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, would not say whether there were any signs of foul play.