For Immediate Release
April 23, 2008
FBI National Press Office
Identifies Sixth Body Recovered in Iraq
the FBI identified the sixth body recovered by U.S. authorities
in Iraq as Jonathon Cote of Getzville, New York," said
Special Agent Richard J. Kolko.
Cote was employed by Crescent Security Group (CSG) at the
time of his kidnapping on November 16, 2006.
Cote's body was recovered on April 19, 2008, and his family
was immediately informed by the FBI of the recovery. Mr.
Cote's family was notified today of the positive identification
of his remains following confirmation of his identity by
the FBI. Mr. Cote's remains are in the United States and
will be returned to his family.
FBI has previously identified the remains of five other
contractors, including Americans Ronald J. Withrow of JPI
Worldwide; John Roy Young, Paul Christopher Johnson-Reuben,
and Joshua Mark Munns of CSG; and Austrian citizen Burt
Nussbaumer, also of CSG.
The FBI's Office of Victim Assistance has been
in contact with all the victims' families since the men
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