The Miami family of the American journalist held by ISIS militants is keeping quiet and asking for privacy.


Steven Sotloff has been a hostage for a year.


The family lives in Pinecrest and has asked friends and neighbors to stop speaking with the media.


They are continuing to work with the Obama administration regarding the situation.


Sotloff was seen on a video posted to YouTube by Islamic militants.


He was seen with a man dressed in black threatening to kill him if President Obama does not end military operations in Iraq.


Sotloff's appearance in the video followed the beheading of another American journalist, James Foley.




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