A female missionary has been freed after a brief kidnapping in southwest Guatemala, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Monday.
Few details have been disclosed. Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff issued the following statement:
“We became aware of a reported kidnapping of a sister missionary Saturday evening in the Guatemala Quetzaltenango Mission," the statement said. “Church officials worked over the weekend with local authorities and she has been released.
"The sister missionary, who is from Honduras, is safe. We are grateful this situation is resolved, and we are working to help the missionary and meet all her needs moving forward.”
She was not named in the release.
A Facebook post from a woman asserting to be the missionary’s cousin had asked people to call Guatemala police with any information. The post was updated about 10:15 a.m. Monday to say she had just been found.