(PIX11) -- Though nobody is disputing the fact that journalist James Foley was murdered by ISIS terrorists, suspicions are being raised over whether he was actually beheaded in that grotesque video that was posted online.
There is evidence that suggests the video may have been staged and that Foley was actually killed off camera.
Forensic experts note that images of the man standing over Foley in the video is different from the one of the actual executioner. The stature of the two are noticeably different. In addition, the knife wielded by the Brit is different visible from the knife life by Foley's body.
The expert also points to the fact that no blood is seen in the video even though the knife is drawn across the neck area at least six times.
Whether or not the man in the video is the executioner, it is clear that the voice on the video is clearly of someone of British descent.
The suspect British authorities are closing in on someone who is believed to have been a rising rap star who transformed himself into a vicious jihadist.
British intelligence officials are said to be close to identifying the black-robed killer whose distinctly British accent has set them on the trail of his true identity.
Photos have emerged that chart the decline of Abdel-Majet Abdel Bary doing rap in a British studio. It contrasts with a photo of him in military fatigues and mask, wielding a machine gun.
The pictures come from a Facebook page that has since been removed. The 24-year-old man left London a year ago for Syria. As a popular rapper, he went by the name L. Jinny.
Linguists comparing the voice of the rapper with that of a black-robed executioner on the ghastly video believe it is the same individual.
Bary is thought to be a member of a group of three British born ISIS fighters known among their hostages as "The Beatles" -- they go by the names of John, George and Ringo. The man who beheaded Foley was known as John.