LDS missionary from Utah dies in Wisconsin

Posted at 2:28 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 15:05:02-04

PAYSON, Utah — A 19-year-old man from Payson serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin died overnight.

According to a statement from the LDS Church issued Saturday, Elder Jeremy McCauley died of unknown causes during the night.

Elder McCauley began serving in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission in November of last year.

His family sent this 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. – Scott and Marni McCauley

The full statement from the LDS Church is below:

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.

Link: GoFundMe account for the family of Jeremy McCauley