Sad news from Kayla Mueller’s family: the 26 year old aid worker who was snatched by ISIS a year ago on her way out of Syria and held for over a year is dead.
We are heartbroken to share that we’ve received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller, has lost her life,” Mueller’s parents said in a statement. “Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace.”
The statement did not elaborate on how it had learned of Mueller’s death or the circumstances of her death.
ISIS claimed last week that Kayla had been killed in Jordanian airstrikes, undertaken after ISIS killed a Jordanian pilot it had held hostage, but ISIS isn’t the world’s most reliable narrator, to say the least. ISIS notified her parents of Kayla’s death this week, apparently, including, because they’re barbarians, pictures of her body.
Kayla’s family did release this letter, which Kayla managed to smuggle out of her prison last November. May she rest in peace.