Search for Missing Returned Missionary Continues

Image via the Salgado family.

Elizabeth “Elena” Laguna-Salgado, a recently returned missionary living in Provo, Utah, was reported missing on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Provo Police report that 26-year-old Laguna-Salgado, who had only lived in Utah for a month, was last seen leaving the Nomen Global Language Center, an English language learning school in Provo.

Rosemberg Salgado, Elena’s uncle, told Deseret News that Elena holds a college degree and recently returned from a mission in Pachuca, Mexico, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rosemberg said that Elena was “always looking for opportunities to get people close to the church.”

I know that right now she is praying that we will find her. The Lord will guide us in the right direction so we can find [her.]

The Salgados, most of whom reside in Mexico, are in close communication with the Provo police and are assisting them in the investigation.

Laguna-Salgado lived in the Branbury Apartments in Provo and is described as being 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-5, 120 to 130 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans, black or brown knee-high boots, and was carrying a denim handbag with red straps.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at 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.