BREAKING: EXCLUSIVE INFO: [UPDATED] Jacob Ostreicher In US After Being Kidnapped from Bolivia


EXCLUSIVE: [UPDATED 7:03 PM] TLS has exclusively confirmed with a family member of Jacob Ostreicher that the American who was trapped in Bolivia is safe in the United States.

My father is in the US,” the family member told TLS. “He was kidnapped in Bolivia,” the family member says, and  a ransom was demanded. The ransom money was paid, and Jacob was then dropped off in an undisclosed location in the United States.

However, the family member TLS spoke to has still not spoken to him.

“I have still not spoken to him, but we know he’s safe – and we’re still trying to figure out where he is.”

Ostreicher, who has family in Lakewood, was held in Bolivia since June 2011. He was finally released on bail in December of 2012 and has been under House Arrest since.

UPDATE: Family says he was missing for a week prior to the report of his arrival in the United States. Family also tells TLS they were only notified this afternoon about his arrival.

UPDATE 7:03 PM: The family member tells TLS that Jacob was in touch with another member of the family.




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