ABC News is reporting the White House has confirmed the death of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller.

“It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the death of Kayla Jean Mueller,” President Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I convey our deepest condolences to Kayla’s family – her parents, Marsha and Carl, and her brother Eric and his family – and all of those who loved Kayla dearly. At this time of unimaginable suffering, the country shares in their grief.”

 

According to the report, ISIS claimed on Friday Mueller had been killed, but there was no evidence supporting their statement.