KSL is reporting the death of 3 missionaries in the past 24 hours.
Two LDS missionaries serving in the Taiwan Taipei Mission were found dead in their apartment Saturday.
Elder Connor Benjamin Thredgold, of the church’s Springville Utah West Stake, was found dead in his apartment, along with Elder Yu Peng Xiong, of the Kaohsiung Taiwan West Stake.
Authorities have not yet determined the official cause of their deaths, but church spokesperson Jessica Moody said no foul play is suspected.
“Elder Xiong, age 24, had been serving as a missionary since March of 2013. Elder Thredgold, age 19, began his mission in March of 2014,” Moody said. “We pray for their families and for all those who knew them, and express our love and deepest sympathies at this tragic time.”
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
In a different tragedy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sister Nancy Vea, 19, of West Jordan, Utah (formerly from Aurora, Colorado) was a passenger in a van when the driver made a risky u-turn on a freeway. The van caused a chain reaction collision involving a bus and a tractor-trailer. Vea was flown by helicopter from the accident scene but died later at the hospital. Three other missionaries and 2 church members received minor injuries. More information can be found at KSL’s website.