A young full-time missionary serving for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has passed away. The following statement was released by Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff:

With sadness, we share news of the passing of a young sister missionary serving in the Texas Houston East Mission. Sister Katharine Pindar, age 19, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away overnight in her sleep following a brief illness. The exact cause of her death is undetermined. We are mindful of her family and loved ones and pray they will feel comfort and peace at this extremely difficult time.

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