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Funeral held for hostage beheaded in Saudi Arabia

Sunday, August 22, 2004

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. -- Family and friends of an American contractor kidnapped and beheaded in Saudi Arabia gathered for a funeral Saturday, more than two months after the engineer disappeared.

About 100 people attended services for Paul M. Johnson Jr.

Johnson was kidnapped June 12 by militants in Riyadh who demanded the release of al-Qaida prisoners in exchange for the 49-year-old's life.

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