Parents of woman held by IS notified of her death

Kayla Mueller
In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener ) MANDATORY CREDIT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of an American woman held by Islamic State militants say they have been notified of her death.

Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Jean Mueller, released a statement on Tuesday saying they have been told that she has died.

The White House also issued a statement confirming her death.

The Islamic State group said Friday that the 26-year-old Mueller from Prescott, Arizona, died in a Jordanian airstrike.

The government of Jordan dismissed the statement as propaganda. U.S. officials have said they hadn’t seen any evidence to corroborate the report. Mueller is the only known remaining U.S. hostage held by the Islamic State group. She was taken into captivity in August 2013 while leaving a hospital in Syria.

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