MARIETTA, Ga. - The family of hostage Jack Hensley has received confirmation that the headless body handed over to U.S. officials in Iraq is his, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
The family was told the news Wednesday, the day Hensley would have turned 49, Cobb County Police spokesman Robert Quigley said outside Hensley's Marietta home.
The body was handed over to American authorities in Baghdad, the U.S. Embassy said.
In an interview earlier in the day on NBC's "Today," Hensley's brother, Ty Hensley, said Hensley's wife, Pati, was "extraordinarily devastated."
"She is a widow now," Ty Hensley said. "She is a mother of a 13-year-old daughter. She's also a caregiver of two mothers. What has fallen upon her is an extraordinary amount of weight."
Hensley would have turned 49 on Wednesday.