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Family's vigil ends with confirmation contractor died in Iraq

The families of six men kidnapped in Iraq have endured each excruciating development: a video of the men pleading for the United States to leave Iraq, their fingers delivered to U.S. officials. And, finally, news of four deaths.

The 16-month ordeal came to an end Thursday for those hoping and praying for Redding native Joshua Mark Munns, 25, one of two security contractors found dead late last week, according to FBI officials in Washington.

Confirmation of the deaths of Munns and Paul Reuben of Minneapolis came just days after the FBI announced the discovery of two other kidnapped contractors' bodies. Two men remain missing.

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