Iraq: Remains identified - 1 still missing

Bumped. -- GH

Six civilian contractors, kidnapped at two different times, were held together in Iraq.

Paul Johnson Reuben kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Jonathon Cote kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Joshua Munns (also spelled Munz) kidnapped on November 16, 2006
John Roy Young kidnapped on November 16, 2006
Bert Nussbaumer kidnapped on November 16, 2006 (Austrian)
Ronald Withrow kidnapped on January 5, 2007

Fingers of 5 of them were delivered to the US military in Iraq several weeks ago. Remains of 2, Ronald Withrow and John Roy Young, were found March 17. Several days later, the remains of 3 more contractors were found, of which 2 were identified as Paul Johnson-Reuben and Joshua Munns.

Last night, the third was identified as Bert Nussbaumer of Austria.

Remains ID'd in Iraq kidnapping
By Lara Jakes Jordan, Associated Press

The FBI on Friday identified the remains of an Austrian contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq with four Americans. FBI spokesman Richard Kolko confirmed the victim was Bert Nussbaumer, who was working for Crescent Security Group when he and the others were abducted in November 2006.

The sixth contractor, Jonathon Cote, of Getzville, NY is still missing.

Previous Posts:

Iraq: Remains of Three Bodies Found - Update
Paul Johnson-Reuben and Joshua Munns

Iraq: Remains of 2 Contractors Discovered
Ronald Withrow and John Roy Young

Iraq: 5 Years - 5 Hostages - 5 Fingers
Discovery of five fingers belonging to missing civilian contractors

American hostages still missing in Iraq:

Foreign Hostages in Iraq

Kirk von Ackermann missing since October 9, 2003

Timothy Bell missing since April 9, 2004

SSG Keith Maupin kidnapped on April 9, 2004

Aban Elias kidnapped on May 3, 2004

Radim Sadeq Mohammed Sadeq also known as "Dean Sadek", kidnapped on November 2, 2004

Jeffrey Ake kidnapped on April 11, 2005

Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie kidnapped on October 23, 2006

Jonathon Cote kidnapped on November 16, 2006

Pfc. Byron W. Fouty missing since May 12, 2007

Sgt. Alex Jimenez missing since May 12, 2007

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Remains of SSG Keith Maupin kidnapped on April 9, 2004 were found Sunday and positively identified.

Ohio Soldier's Remains Found in Iraq
By Terry Kinney, Washington Post, March 31, 2008

Four U.S. service members remain missing in Iraq: Capt. Michael Speicher, a Navy pilot, has been missing since the 1991 Persian Gulf War; Sgt. Ahmed al-Taie, a 41-year-old Iraqi-born reserve soldier from Ann Arbor, Mich., was abducted while visiting his Iraqi wife in October 2006 in Baghdad, and Pfc. Byron W. Fouty and Sgt. Alex Jimenez have been missing since May 12.