Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passes away in Mexico

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on Sunday morning, released information about a young missionary, that passed away while serving his mission.

Church spokesman, Daniel Woodruff, in a statement, said 19-year-old Elder Andrew Carr, passed away Saturday morning while serving in the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission.

Woodruff says Elder Carr’s death was due to asphyxiation from what appears to be a faulty water heater located near the shower in his apartment. The statement said Elder Carr’s companion was unharmed.

The Church tells ABC4 that Elder Carr is from Fort Worth, Texas and that he had been serving since October 2018.

Along with the statement below from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Carr’s stake president, released the following statement on behalf of the family.

Shawn Furniss, president of the Fort Worth Texas North Stake:

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.

Daniel Woodruff, Church spokesman:

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.

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