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Hi-tech tools employed in the hunt for James Foley's killer




The masked man seen executing American journalist James Foley in this video is believed to be from the U.K., based on his accent.
The masked man seen executing American journalist James Foley in this video is believed to be from the U.K., based on his accent.
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On Tuesday, a video surfaced on YouTube showing the beheading of American journalist James Foley by a member of an Islamic militant group. Foley's executioner was shrouded in black clothing, revealing nothing but his eyes and the bridge of his nose. Without a clear image of the killer, finding him will surely be a daunting task — but it's not an entirely impossible one.

Reporter Mike Riley wrote about the logistics of the hi-tech search for the killer for Bloomberg News. The good news is, Riley explains, is that after years of intelligence-gathering in the region, investigators are "actually really good at this now."