American hostage

Algerian security and forensic officers monitor as body bags of victims that were killed during the hostage crisis at a desert gas plant in Algeria's deep south are unloaded from refrigerated trucks in In Amenas that are transporting the bodies to hospital for identification on January 21, 2012. Two days after Algerian forces ended a hostage crisis at a desert gas plant, the exact toll of those killed in the bloodbath remained unknown, amid fears the total number of hostages who died could reach 50. (Photo by FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Ore. Man Killed In Algeria Siege Felt Safe

Friends say one of the American hostages killed in the siege at a natural gas complex in Algeria was planning to retire soon to his family’s cabin in a remote former gold-mining town in Eastern Oregon so he could spend more time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and visiting family.