Body of South Plains Contractor Recovered in Iraq - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/24/08

Body of South Plains Contractor Recovered in Iraq

The FBI has recovered the remains of two kidnapped U.S. contractors in Iraq including a man from the South Plains.

The agency Monday identified Ronald Withrow of Roaring Springs, about 75 miles northeast of Lubbock. Withrow worked for JPI Worldwide when he was kidnapped in January 2007.

Withrow's mother, Barbara Alexander of Afton, Texas, told The Associated Press that an FBI agent delivered news of her son's death. Alexander also read to AP from what she said was the final entry in a notebook in which she addressed her son directly. "I know God has taken you home. I'm just someone that's taken care of you," Alexander said. "It's hard to believe that you're gone. But you're in a more peaceful place than here. I'll see you when I can. Wait for me at the gates of heaven."

The second contractor was identified as John Roy Young of Kansas City, Missouri. Young worked for Crescent Security Group when he was abducted in November 2006.

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