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Idaho missionary dies in Mexico

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Oct 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-10 14:39:19-04

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Wednesday from injuries he sustained when he came in contact with a live electrical wire.

Colt Daniel Kunz, 20, was from Victor, Idaho and was serving in the Mexico Tampico mission.

“In his short service he had been described as the kind of missionary every mission president wants to receive. Our thoughts and prayers are with Elder Kunz’s family, friends and others who mourn his passing,” LDS church spokeswoman Ruth Todd said in a statement sent to FOX 13 News.

Kunz arrived in Mexico less than one month ago, the statement said.