June 16th, 2013
02:04 PM ET

Former U.S. Marine held captive in Syria

In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Austin Tice's parents talk about the desperate search for their son who was kidnapped in Syria 10 months ago. The 31-year-old Georgetown Law School student was in Syria reporting on the violent conflict and humanitarian crisis as a freelance journalist for several news agencies.

He lost contact with his editors and family in August 2012 when he was traveling near Damascus. A disturbing 47-second video of Tice blindfolded and bound was released in September 2012, but his family has not had contact with him or his captors.

His mother and father say it was brutal to see the video, but they remain hopeful Tice will return home. Learn more about Austin Tice at http://www.austinticefamily.com/

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  1. Helen Santillan

    Prayers go out to you Austin and your Family for your safety and may the Lord bring you back safe and well. It is so sad
    when men go missing this is not right the US has nothing to do with there war and no man should go missing when we all should try to bring peace to our Planet. Enough killing women and children Please Stop and Bring this young Man home to His Family

    June 18, 2013 at 1:18 am |
  2. Denise Rossi

    My heart breaks for this young man and for his mom and dad – I am praying that he returns to them soon – is there anything the public can do? Call our congressman, write the embassies – please let us know!

    June 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm |
  3. Geralyn Dossan

    i remember being told as a child in the 50s,no one would harm a American anywhere in the world ,our Gov. would come for us.They would make whoever harmed us pay a heavy price..

    June 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm |