FBI identifies remains of two US contractors kidnapped in Iraq

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The FBI says it has identified the remains of two more U.S. contractors kidnapped in Iraq.

FBI spokesman Richard Kolko says the agency has confirmed the deaths of Paul Johnson-Reuben of Minneapolis and Joshua Munns of Redding, California. The FBI is awaiting test results on the remains of a third body.

The two men were among six Western contractors kidnapped in Iraq more than a year ago. Families had held out hope they might be alive. But that hope began to fade this week, when the remains of Ronald Withrow of Roaring Springs, Texas, and John Roy Young of Kansas City, Missouri, were identified.

The case received attention earlier this month when the severed fingers of five of the men were sent to the U.S. military in Iraq.

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