SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says a 19-year-old Texas man serving a religious mission in Mexico City died Saturday morning.
Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Sunday that Andrew Carr of Fort Worth, Texas, died of asphyxiation from what seemed to be a faulty water heater in his apartment that left him unable to breathe.
His roommate was unharmed. Woodruff said Carr had left for a proselyting mission in Mexico City in October 2018.
Carr’s family says in a statement that they are deeply saddened by the loss and seeking comfort in their religion as they grieve his death.
Missions are considered rites of passage for many Latter-day Saints. Men serve two years and women serve 18 months.