AP sources: 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

AP sources: 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

AP sources: 1 American dead in Algerian standoff

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 18 at 5:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say one American has died in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas complex.

The officials say the deceased American is a Texas resident, Frederick Buttaccio. It is unclear how he died.
 
The officials say Buttaccio's remains have been recovered and his family has been notified.
 
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.

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