Moammar Gadhafi's son Saif al-Islam wants to surrender to the International Criminal Court, which has indicted him for war crimes, Reuters reported Wednesday night.

Saif al-Islam, 39, has proposed surrendering to the ICC along with Abdullah al-Senussi, the slain dictator's brother-in-law and  spymaster.

The new Libyan government says Gadhafi was killed outside Sirte Thursday in crossfire between transitional government troops and loyalists, but many suspect he was executed. An autopsy revealed that Gadhafi was struck with a bullet to the head.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who once defiantly vowed to die fighting on Libyan soil, wants to avoid his father's fate, Libyan officials said.

Abdel Majid Mlegta, an official of the National Transitional Council, told Reuters, They are proposing a way to hand themselves over to The Hague, where the court is located.

Saif al-Islam, once Gadhafi's likely heir, is the only one of his eight children still alive and at large. Three were killed and the rest have fled the country.

An ICC spokesman told Reuters it had no confirmation of any talks about Saif al-Islam's surrender.

NTC officials believe Saif al-Islam is hiding in Libya's southern desert because he hasn't managed to reach a haven in a neighboring country like Algeria or Niger, where his mother, sister and surviving brothers have taken refuge.