UPDATE: The McCauley family has released the following statement:
“Our family is so very sad at the passing of our dear son. We have been so pleased with his service as a missionary and for his love and dedication to Jesus Christ. While this loss is devastating, we take faith in what we know about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and we know that we will be with him again, as a family forever; which is the essence of the beautiful message he was so excited to share with the people of Wisconsin.”
Elder Jeremy McCauley, 19, died of unknown causes Friday night. He was originally from Payson, Utah, and was serving as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement:
“We are saddened to share news of the death of one of our young missionaries. Elder Jeremy McCauley died during the night from unknown causes. Elder McCauley, age 19, is from Payson, Utah, and has been serving since November of 2016 in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission. We mourn with his family and loved ones and pray that they may be comforted as they deal with this tragic loss.”
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
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