State Dept.: Still no communication with North Koreans on American soldier

(Washington, DC)  --  U.S. officials are still trying to make contact with an American soldier who crossed into North Korea.  

State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters the U.S. has not had any substantive communication with North Korea since Private Travis King crossed into the country last week.  

Miller said Washington has reached out to determine the whereabouts of King and information about his safety, but there's been no response from North Korea.  

That's contrary to recent reports the United Nations Command had engaged with the reclusive nation.  

Miller said those comments may have been misinterpreted.  

King sprinted into North Korea last week while on a tour of the Demilitarized Zone.