Two U.S. missionaries Randy Hentzel and Harold Nichols, were found slain on April 30 in Kingston, Jamaica – a rural area m that has long struggled with high rates of violent crime.
The battered bodies of the missionaries, who lived and worked in Jamaica for a Pennsylvania-based religious organization called Teams for Medical Missions, were found in separate areas of St. Mary parish.
The two men and their families did evangelism, Bible ministry and built homes for the less privileged. They were reportedly murdered on their way to check on the foundation of a house they were building for an impoverished family.
There have been no arrests made in connection to the case so far and 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.