World Bulletin/News Desk
France confirmed on Monday that a body found in northern Mali belonged to the French geologist kidnapped in November 2011.
The French president's office stated that a body found in northern Mali was that of Philippe Verdon who had been kidnapped with his colleague on November 24, 2011.
Verdon’s remains will be transferred to France from Mali as soon as possible, the statement said.
The French radio RFI had previously said the body was most probably Verdon's.Last Mod: 16 Temmuz 2013, 10:52