Biological Family Blasts FBI Over Aid Worker Case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The biological family of an Indiana aid worker killed by Islamic State militants says the FBI kept them in the dark about his captivity for months.
 
Rhonda Schwindt tells The Indianapolis Star that she wasn't told about Peter Kassig's capture in Syria until five months after it happened. She contends the FBI also declined to provide the assistance it typically offers victims' families.
 
The agency's website says federal law requires the FBI to offer mental health counseling and other services to kidnapping victims' families. The FBI declined to describe what help it offered.
 
Schwindt placed Kassig for adoption as an infant and chose Ed and Paula Kassig of Indianapolis as his adoptive parents. Kassig reconnected with his birth mother and two biological siblings after he turned 18.