Elder Christofferson Visits Family of Missing Returned Missionary

Elder Christofferson and his wife visits the Cadillo Family in Argentina. Image via mormonsud.org.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, visited the family of Jennifer Cadillo, a returned missionary who went missing and was found dead several weeks ago.

Jennifer Cadillo had recently returned from serving a mission in Brazil when she was reported missing on February 23, 2015. Cadillo was last seen leaving the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires where she was completing the paperwork necessary to return back to Brazil to be a teacher in the missionary training center in Sao Paulo.

Christofferson, who was in Argentina for the dedication of the Cordoba Argentina temple, made it a priority to visit the Cadillo family. The mother of Jennifer, Luz Cadillo, expressed her gratitude, telling the LDS.net afilliate, Mormonsud.com,

My home has been blessed by the presence of Elder Christofferson, a direct representative of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Luz Cadillo also received a personal letter from President Thomas S. Monson in which he expressed the sadness which he felt when he heard of the incident. “I have put Jennifer’s name on the special prayer list of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles,” Monson wrote. “We remember her and keep your family in our prayers.”

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.