The State Department statement on the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl:

"Our Embassy in Pakistan has confirmed today that they have received evidence that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is dead. We have informed Mr. Pearl's family and expressed our sincere condolences.

"The murder of Mr. Pearl is an outrage and we condemn it. Both the United States and Pakistan are committed to identifying all the perpetrators of this crime and bringing them to justice. We will continue to work closely with Pakistani authorities, who had made every effort to locate and free Mr. Pearl."