The FBI said today it has the bodies of two US contractors who were kidnapped in Iraq, the AP reports. John Roy Young, a security worker, and Ronald Withrow, employed by an IT firm, were two of six contractors kidnapped in Iraq over the past 2 years. Journalists shone attention on the missing Americans last month after their severed fingers were sent to US commanders in Iraq.
"You just can't really be prepared for any news like that, especially when you had hope that your son is alive," Withrow's mother said, adding, "I know he's safe from all harm now. We're bringing him home. That was what our main concern was." Young's mother confirmed that the FBI contacted her, but said she was told not to comment. The search for four other contractors is still underway.