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Taiwan news reports carbon monoxide leak killed Mormon missionaries

Published August 25, 2014 7:23 am

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Two Mormon missionaries, including Connor Thredgold of Utah, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Taipei apartment, according to two Taiwan news agencies.

"Prosecutors found a faulty indoor gas water heater, which they determined to be the cause of the fatal carbon monoxide leak," The Taipei Times reports. The Taiwan News reported the same. No foul play is suspected, according to both news agencies, as well as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Thredgold and 24-year-old Yu Peng Xiong, who had been serving as a missionary since March 2013, were found dead Saturday. Thredgold, of Springville, had been in the country for about three months, his family said.

A Wells Fargo Bank account, under the name Connor Thredgold Memorial Fund, will be set up by the end of the day Monday for the Thredgolds, said family spokesperson Tom McHoes.

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