Terrorists have just released a video that appears to show them beheading missing American journalist James Foley.
The video, apparently released by insurgent group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also shows a man described as local freelance reporter Steven Sotloff.
Sotloff is a University of Central Florida alumnus who grew up in Miami. In the video, his hands are cuffed behind his back and he's dressed in a bright-orange jumpsuit. A man with a knife threatens to kill him unless President Barack Obama calls off American airstrikes against ISIS.
On his Twitter profile, Sotloff describes himself as a "stand-up philosopher from Miami" who has worked for Time and other media outlets.
The profile suggests he has been missing for as long as a year. His last tweet was August 3, 2013. His profile also suggests he was in Libya at that time.
When New Times phoned a Pinecrest residence registered to Sotloff's father, Arthur, a man answered and said, "I really can't talk to you about anything" and hung up. Further calls were not returned.
In the extremely graphic video posted on YouTube this afternoon, a man dressed in black bemoans the American air assault against ISIS. Then he appears to cut Foley's throat. The next image appears to be of Foley's severed head.
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The ISIS member then appears onscreen holding Sotloff and threatening to execute him as well.
"The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision," the man says.