Summary: freelance photojournalist for the U.S. GlobalPost news company from Rochester, New Hampshire who became the first American citizen to be killed by the Islamic State terrorists in what they called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq when he had disappeared in northwestern Syria while covering the Syrian Civil War in November 2012 and had not been seen since.
Cause of Death: Murdered by decapitation
Born: October 18, 1973
Died: August 19, 2014
Location: Undisclosed location, Syria