Treasure-hunter Bill Warren, of California, says he is launching a search to find the body of dead terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.
U.S. special forces say they gave the former Al Qaeda leader a burial at sea after his assassination last month. It was reported he was given an Islamic blessing and dumped over the side of the USS Carl Vinson warship in the North Arabian Sea.
That is the only detail of the location of bin Laden’s body that has been released.
Veteran explorer Warren said he does not believe US president President Obama gave enough proof of bin Laden’s death.
He told TMZ he is using hi-tech equipment and several boats in the search, which he says will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
“We do this because we are patriotic Americans and feel that President Obama failed to provide the proof,” he said.
He said he did not trust the government or Obama.
Warren and his team hope to locate and recover bin Laden’s body before taking pictures and recordings of him and doing a DNA test on the ship.
US officials welcomed visitors last month to view the USS Carl Vinson, which became famous as the dead Al Qaeda leader’s last resting place.