LDS Missionary Killed In Colombia

Sep 2, 2013

A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has died in Cali, Colombia.Elder Jose Daniel Encarnacion Montero died on Saturday from what appears to be a stray bullet. He was with three other missionaries at the time of the incident.

According to El Paìs newspaper in Colombia, the police could not yet confirm that it was a stray bullet that killed the missionary, but are still at the beginning of their investigation. The police also say they will be investigating the missionaries that were with him at the time.

LDS Church officials said in a statement, "Elder Encarnacion’s passing will be deeply felt in the mission and by all who knew him. We grieve with his family and friends during this time of mourning and extend to them our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy."

Elder Montero was from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was 20 years old.