Just a week after Isis militants claimed she had been killed in a Jordanian air-strike, the family of Kayla Mueller has confirmed that she was indeed dead. Independent report.
It was not immediately clear when or how the young woman had lost her life. “We are heartbroken to share that we’ve received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller, has lost her life,” Ms Mueller’s parents said in a statement.
A spokesperson for the Muellers, Bernadette Meehan has also disclosed that over the weekend the family had received additional information from Isis.
“Once this information was authenticated by the intelligence community, they concluded that Kayla was deceased,” she said, according to the Associated Press.
Ms Mueller’s family also released a letter that the young woman had written to them from captivity. In it she said she had been obliged to write it one paragraph at a time, or else she would have broken down in tears.