PHOENIX — President Barack Obama met with the parents of Kalya Mueller — the Prescott, Arizona woman killed while in ISIS custody — during a stop in Phoenix on Friday.
Obama expressed his condolences to the Mueller family and briefly discussed a charity, Kayla’s Hands, founded in her honor.
The president was in town to meet with leaders and veterans to discuss changes that have been made in the Veterans Affairs health care system since a scandal rocked the nation.
The White House confirmed Mueller was killed on Feb. 10. ISIS alleged she was killed by a Jordanian air strike, but Pentagon officials believe the extremist group is responsible for her death.