Mormon missionary from Roy, Utah dies from undisclosed illness while serving in Argentina

A young woman from Roy, Utah, has died while serving a Mormon mission in Argentina.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday that 19-year-old Brittany Nicole Scadlock died Wednesday. The Deseret News reports ( that Scadlock's family says she died from an E. coli infection.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says Brittany Scadlock began serving her 18-month mission in August 2014. Hawkins says the church is praying for her family as they mourn.

After graduating from Roy High School, Brittany Scadlock played college soccer at Western Nebraska.

Hawkins says she is the second missionary to die this year. Last year, 10 missionaries died while serving.

There are currently 82,000 Mormon missionaries serving nationwide.


Information from: Deseret News,