Colvin, a renowned foreign correspondent from Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper, was killed along with French photographer Remi Ochlik in a mortar strike on Homs on Feb. 22.
International Red Cross efforts to recover the bodies of both journalists have failed, despite the successful evacuation of an injured journalist, Paul Conroy, on Tuesday.
The Syrian Arab News Agency reported that the corpses of Colvin and Ochlik had been discovered and would be handed over to the embassy of Poland, according to an unnamed source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. However, the same report claimed that Spanish journalist Javier Espinosa was also found with the bodies of Colvin and Ochlik. Espinosa escaped Syria on Wednesday, according to his partner, so the report is wrong on at least that one count.
It is difficult to verify any information as Syria is still not letting in Western journalists.
This week, Colvin’s mother, Rosanne, told CNN that she wanted her daughter home and that her family would “do it no matter how difficult it is or how long it will take.”
Watch the video of the purported burial below.
(WARNING: Graphic images inside.)