Photo: Police website
Alexandra Brandt
Photo: Police website
Korido brothers
Photo: Avisag She'ar Yeshuv
20 years later, missing child's mother says: I found her
Mother of Alexandra Brandt, missing since 1994, arrives at Ashdod residence, calls police claiming she found daughter. Woman denies, gives DNA to police

After almost two decades, missing child Alexandra Brandt's family isn't losing hope. Earlier this week, her mother and sister arrived at an Ashdod residence and called the police. "This is Alexandra," they told them.


Brandt disappeared in November 24, 1994 on the way home from school in Ramat Gan. She was in the third grade at the time.


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Upon the family's request, police arrived at the house and questioned the woman who lives there, but she denied any connection to the family.


Police officers noted the three women share remarkably similiar physical features, but that the woman has a different last name.


Channel 10 News reported on Thursday that the woman insisted it is a mistake and even gave DNA samples to be analyzed in the police labs.


The police pointed out that a few months ago they received information about a woman thought to be Brandt, but it was proven to be false.


"On the face of it, it appears to be a similar case but we're checking," said a high ranking police source. "The police know where she is, she has a history and it doesn't appear that she's lying."


In 2003 Oren Korido, 23-year-old from Tel Aviv suspected of sexual crimes, confessed that he was involved in her murder.  


During his police interrogation, he declared that his brother Shlomi Korido and another friend kidnapped Alexandra, raped her, murdered her and buried the body in a Ramat Gan park.


His interrogators dug up the supposed grave but found nothing. After comprehensive investigations including a search, interrogations, alibi checking and comparing materials, police dismissed the

possibility that the two murdered her, and no breakthroughs were marked in the case since.


Eli Senyor contributed to this report



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