Nederland family mourns slain hostage in Algeria

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NEDERLAND, TX – The violence was in Algeria, but the heartache is setting in close to home in Nederland.

Victor Lovelady was one of 38 hostages killed at the Ain Amenas gas field in the Sahara Desert.

He was working there as a contractor, when everything changed.

“We were informed by the FBI that there were reports my dad was among the hostages, and among the deceased hostages,” says Victor’s daughter Erin Lovelady.

His family was told that he didn’t suffer.

“Words can’t express the kind of man he was to our family,” said Erin.

Lovelady was one of two men killed in Algeria. Another man from Katy died as well.