Mum is the word concerning U.S. soldier Travis King who fled South Korea to North Korea

North Korea has been tight-lipped when it comes to Travis King, an American soldier, who fled South Korea for North Korea.

The U.S. State Department is now saying there have been “no new communications” with North Korea regarding the capture of King, who is an Army private.

King bolted across the border last week during a guided tour of the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ. 

He was scheduled to be sent home to Texas, and he was expected to be dismissed from the Army.

State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller made the remark after the U.N. Command peacekeeping force said Monday that it has started “a conversation” with North Korea about King. 

“I saw the reports about contact between the U.N. Command and North Korea. It is my understanding that there have been no new communications since last week — communications that happened in the early days,” Miller said Monday during a State Department briefing.