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Sister missionary freed after being kidnapped in Guatemala

By Josh Furlong, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 16, 2020 at 12:59 p.m.



SALT LAKE CITY — A sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that was kidnapped in Guatemala over the weekend has been released.

The missionary, who is from Honduras and serving in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission, was kidnapped Saturday night, according to the church.

Officials from the church worked over the weekend with local authorities to free her, though the date she was released was not immediately given. The sister missionary is now safe, the church said.

“We are grateful this situation is resolved, and we are working to help the missionary and meet all her needs moving forward,” church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said in a statement.

Although kidnappings are rare, two sister missionaries were kidnapped in Guatemala in Dec. 2012 for two days before being freed by a police unit helped by the FBI.

Josh Furlong

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