By LOS ANGELES TIMES
Published on 2002-02-10
Posted on 2002-01-18 10∶59∶54
Nervous uncertainty surrounds the fate(命运) of US journalist Daniel Pearl, with no clear communication from his kidnappers (绑匪) and no sign of his where abouts after three separate police searches for his body in the troublesome port city Karachi, Pakistan.
Pearl, a 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter, disappeared two weeks ago on his way to an interview in Karachi. An email allegedly from his kidnappers contained four photos of him and a variety of demands, including one for the release of Pakistani prisoners being held at the US naval base in Cuba.
The searches were started last Friday night by an email claiming that Pearl had been killed and his body thrown“in the graveyards of Karachi.”
Pearl has worked for The Wall Street journal for 12 years and is now their South Asia bureau chief. He was born in Princeton, New Jersey and graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in communications.
He joined The Wall Street Journal in November 1990, first as a reporter in the Atlanta bureau. In 1993 he moved to the Washington office to cover transportation before beginning a series of overseas postings.