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LDS Missionary Serving In Wisconsin Dies Of Unknown Causes

Courtesy of McCauley family
Elder Jeremy McCauley

Elder Jeremy McCauley from Payson, Utah died the night of Friday, May 5th at age 19. The circumstances of the death remain uncertain. 

The McCauley family has issued 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."

Erick Hawkins, a spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said McCauley had been serving in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission since November of 2016. 

"We mourn with his family and loved ones and pray that they may be comforted as they deal with this tragic loss," Hawkins added. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been shared. 

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