U.S. Working to Secure Death Certificate, Body of Michigan Woman Killed in Syria Fighting

Family says it still doesn't have confirmation of her death


The family of a Michigan woman who died in Syria last month still lacks confirmation she was killed during fighting, a relative says. But a U.S. official says the government is working behind the scenes in the war-torn country to get a death certificate and return her body.

Deidra Mansfield told The Associated Press that federal officials haven't provided a death certificate for her cousin, 33-year-old Nicole Mansfield. Family members say agents informed them of her death on May 30 but details have been scant since.