Victor Lovelady's family
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Algeria hostage's family: 'We believed he was coming home'

22 January 2013 Last updated at 21:50 GMT

Three US citizens are now known to have died during the hostage raid at a remote gas plant in Algeria.

Officials in Washington say another seven survived.

The victims have been named as Victor Lynn Lovelady, Gordon Lee Rowan and Frederick Buttaccio.

Speaking in Nederland, Texas, Victor Lovelady's family said they wanted to find out how he had died.