(похоже, тоже не просто оставивший Библию в номере, а
миссионер просто турист)
The state Korean Central News Agency identified the latest detainee as Jeffrey Edward Fowle. It said he arrived in North Korea on April 29 and authorities were investigating him for committing acts inconsistent with the purpose of a tourist visit. It did not give details.
U.S. officials confirmed the detention but didn't identify the person for privacy reasons, nor comment on reports that he was held after leaving a Bible in his hotel room.
A spokesman for the family said, Fowle, who is married with three children, was not on a mission for his church.
Timothy Tepe, an attorney who is acting as a spokesman for Fowle's family, confirmed that North Korea detained Fowle. He said the family would issue statement on Monday and not comment until then, ``given the sensitive nature of Jeff's situation.''
``This is a very fluid situation that has just come to light and they need time to process it,'' Tepe said.
Tepe said Fowle, who has a home in Miamisburg in southwest Ohio, was not on a mission for his church, Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio, and that he was just visiting North Korea as a tourist.
Mark Edward Howard, who attends Fowle's church, described him as ``a very good Christian father, a very loving father to his children.''
He said that Fowle's wife, Tatyana Fowle, 40, is a Russian immigrant with limited English, and that Jeff Fowle always stayed close to her side in case she needed interpretation.
``They are pretty much inseparable,'' he said. ``You never see him not by her side. They're a very nice family.''
In a statement, U.S. Rep. Michael Turner, a Dayton, Ohio Republican, said he was ``deeply troubled by the detainment of American and Miamisburg resident Jeffery Edward Fowle, by the authoritarian government of North Korea.''
``We have been in contact with the State Department and will continue to carefully monitor Fowle's detainment as we await the release of additional information,'' he said.