Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dead in Mexico City

Elder Andrew Carr, age 19, died Saturday morning while serving a mission in Mexico City. Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 19, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says one of its missionaries serving in Mexico City has died in an apparent carbon monoxide accident.

Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman, issued the following statement Sunday morning:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a young missionary serving in the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission. Elder Andrew Carr, age 19, died Saturday morning due to asphyxiation from what appears to be a faulty water heater located near the shower in his apartment. Elder Carr’s companion was unharmed. Elder Carr is from Fort Worth, Texas, and had been serving since October 2018. We extend our deepest sympathies to his parents and loved ones as they deal with this tragedy. We pray they will be sustained and feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time.

Woodruff’s statement was echoed by Shawn Furniss, president of the Fort Worth Texas North Stake:

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We are deeply saddened by the loss of Elder Andrew Carr, but we take comfort in the eternal plan of a loving Heavenly Father. How grateful we are to know that in times of tragedy we can find peace and hope through the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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