The body of Tom Fox, a Christian peace advocate held hostage in Iraq, has been found, the U.S. State Department confirmed Friday.
There was no word on three other men abducted with Fox.
The FBI verified his identity Friday morning, State Department spokesman Noel Clay said.
“While additional forensic testing will be completed in the United States, we believe this is the body of Tom Fox,” he said.
Clay added that the Fox family has been notified, and he offered the department’s “heartfelt condolences.”
Fox’s body was found near Baghdad and is en route to the United States, another State Department official said.
There is no word yet on the fate of the other three hostages: Norman Kember of Great Britain and Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden. [Author’s note: it doesn’t look good for them.]
It almost seems like they’d been forgotten…but their families will never forget.
Blessings and peace to their families…