Family of slain journalist wants her body to be flown home

The family of the journalist from Long Island who was killed in Syria last week is still fighting for her remains to be returned home.Marie

EAST NORWICH - The family of the journalist from Long Island who was killed in Syria last week is still fighting for her remains to be returned home.

Marie Colvin's relatives from East Norwich do not want her to be buried in Homs, Syria, where she was killed by government shelling.

Colvin's brother, Michael, says his sister's death highlights the danger of being a war correspondent.

"She mentioned to me once or twice the two words she hates most are 'collateral damage,'" Michael Colvin says. "Marie made it clear that collateral damage is people."

The International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria was expected to bring out Colvin's body yesterday, but for an unknown reason that did not happen.

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