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Hoosier Still Missing in Iraq

Last updated on Tuesday, December 27, 2005

LAPORTE—It has been eight months since one LaPorte man has made contact with anyone outside of Iraq.

Contractor Jeffrey Ake was kidnapped in April and shown on Iraqi Television at the hands of his captors. But since that first new report, there has been little word of the man.

The FBI confirms it's still working to find and free ake, but can't say anything more than that. Since it's unclear exactly where ake was being held, it's that much harder to locate him.

Of course, uncertainty also exists about whether Ake is even alive any longer. His captors had promised to take his life if all U.S. forces did not withdraw from the war in Iraq. Ake is one of 14 American civilians kidnapped or killed since the war began.

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