FLINT, Mich. (CBS) -- The family of a 33-year-old Michigan woman says the FBI had had reports that she was killed in Syria.
She's identified as Nicole Lynn Mansfield of Flint.
FBI Detroit spokesman Simon Shaykhet told the AP he can't comment on the matter.
Mansfield's aunt, Monica Mansfield Speelman, told the Detroit Free Press that her niece was a convert to Islam who married an Arab immigrant several years ago but later divorced him.
When last contacted by CBS News, Speelman said the FBI had reports that her niece was killed in Syria, but that official confirmation of her death would have to come from the State Department. Speelman had previously told news agencies that the FBI had confirmed Mansfield's death.
Syrian news reports say that Mansfield and two other westerners killed with her were fighters for the opposition to Syria's government.
In an earlier statement, a State Department official had said: "We are aware of the case. As we do in all such cases, we are working through our Czech protecting power in Syria to obtain more information, and we appreciate the efforts of the Czech mission on behalf of our citizens."
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