NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to sources for Sky News.
The contributor to the Washington Post who was critical of the Saudi regime in his writings was found cut up and his face disfigured in the garden of the Saudi consul general's home in Turkey, Sky News reported on Tuesday.
Officials have not confirmed the report.
Khashoggi died earlier this month at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia said he was killed in a fistfight, but Turkish officials said a Saudi assassination team attacked and killed the 59-year-old columnist.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia should be tried in Turkish courts. He said the men planned the murder for days.
"To blame such an incident on a handful of security and intelligence members would not satisfy us or the international community," Erdogan said in a speech to parliament.
Khashoggi was seen entering the Saudi consulate on October 2. Saudi Arabia's shifting explanations about what happened to him there have not gone over well with U.S. officials.
The Trump administration is promising answers and perhaps punishment for the Saudis soon. CIA Director Gina Haspel is in turkey as part of the U.S. effort to review the evidence.
The cover-up was one of the worst in the history of cover-ups," President Trump said. "If what happened happened and if the facts check out, then it's something that's very bad."
However, Trump said, the Saudis have been a "very good ally."
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the State Department has revoked visas for several of the Saudis linked to the slaying.