Marie Colvin, a veteran correspondent for The Sunday Times of London, and a French photojournalist died Wednesday in a rocket attack on the besieged city of Homs.
Aid workers have been trying to remove their bodies from the war-ravaged country.
Colvin's mother, Rosemarie Colvin, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the family is "still hoping very, very strongly that they'll bring the two of them out."
She says "absolutely no decision there has been made" on burial or funeral arrangements.
The 56-year-old Colvin was a graduate of Oyster Bay High School on Long Island.
Her mother lives in East Norwich.
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