Bin Laden relatives want probe and proof of death

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(CNN) — Relatives of Osama bin Laden want proof that the terrorist leader is dead and are calling for an investigation into how he was killed, according to Jean Sasson, an author who helped one of bin Laden’s sons write a memoir.

“They just really want some answers, and they would just really like to know what exactly happened, why they weren’t called,” said Sasson, who worked with Omar bin Laden to pen a memoir entitled “Growing Up bin Laden.”

The United States says U.S. Navy SEALs killed bin Laden during a May 2 raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was hiding out.

“They would like to have been able to have witnessed seeing the body, at least identified the body, because, you know how it is in the Middle East so many times: they really need proof or people start believing — this has been discussed by a lot more people than me — that many people will not believe that he’s dead,” she told CNN Wednesday.

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