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Yonatan Heilo, who served time for killing his rapist, found dead on beach

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Yonatan Heilo, who was jailed for killing his rapist and then given early release after public outcry over his case, was found dead on a Netanya beach on Monday.

The circumstances surrounding the death of Heilo, 32, were being investigated.

According to Channel 12 news, his family reported him missing on Sunday afternoon after they were unable to locate him and he didn’t answer his phone. Police launched a search and on Monday morning his body was found.

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Heilo’s friend Sapir Sluzkar Amran said that he hadn’t been able to get the help and support he needed as a victim of sexual assault and an ex-convict.

“He went through a very difficult time. We forget that people who come out of prison and have been sexually assaulted need help and rehabilitation and support. The system is not prepared for that — neither organizationally nor budgetarily,” she told the Kan public broadcaster. Yonatan Heilo on August 21, 2019 (Flash90)

“He has been in distress lately because he has not found a job. [Society] branded him as a........

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