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American tourist murdered in Israeli forest

December 20, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A female American tourist was attacked and killed in a forest outside Jerusalem Saturday.Kristine Luken, 40, was hiking with a friend, Kaye Susan Wilson. Wilson said two Arab men with a knife attacked her and Luken. Wilson pretended to be dead and managed to escape.

Luken's body was found Sunday. Her hands were bound and she had multiple stab wounds.

Luken was in Israel with an evangelical ministry promoting Christianity among Jews.

No suspects have been arrested.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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