In a most shocking incident, two American missionaries have been brutally murdered and their battered bodies abandoned in the bush.
American missionaries Harold Nichols, 53, (left) and Randy Hentzel, 48, (right) have been found dead in Kingston, Jamaica
Two American missionaries have been brutally murdered in Jamaica. According to the Jamaican police, the two U.S. missionaries were found slain in a rural area of the Caribbean island that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime.
The two men have been identified as Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53. Their battered bodies were found in bushes in separate areas of St. Mary parish.
The two killed missionaries lived and worked in Jamaica for a Pennsylvania-based religious organization called Teams for Medical Missions. The two men and their families did evangelism and Bible ministry and built homes.
The two men and their families did evangelism and Bible ministry and built homes in Kingston, Jamaica
The police are yet to make any arrest.
“We do not know who would do this or what their motivation was. These men greatly loved the people of Jamaica and were greatly loved in return,” said John Heater, executive director of Teams for Medical Missions.
According to a fellow missionary Merlin Pratt, he revealed that the two men were killed on their way to check on the foundation of a house they were building for an impoverished family.
Both men appeared to be married from images on their Facebooks and listed their current residences as being in Jamaica
The U.S. Embassy in Jamaica said officials were in touch with the victims’ families and the ambassador had contacted the leadership of the island’s security establishment.