American missionary couple killed by gangs in Haiti, family says

A marriage of US Those serving as missionaries in Haiti were killed there Thursday, relatives said.
Davy and Natalie Lloyd “were attacked by gangs tonight and were both murdered,” Natalie Lloyd’s father, Missouri state Rep. Ben Baker, said on Facebook. mail.

“They went to heaven together.”

The Lloyds married in 2022, according to Baker’s social media, and worked for Missions in Haiti, Inc., which has been operated by Davy Lloyd’s parents for more than two decades, according to the group’s website.
Davy and Natalie Lloyd “were attacked by gangs this evening and were both murdered,” their family said. (Supplied)
“This afternoon, as Davy, Natalie and the kids were leaving the Youth Church, they were ambushed by a gang of three truckloads of kids,” the organization said. aware to your Facebook page.

“Davy was taken to the house tied up and beaten. Then the gang took our trucks, loaded everything they wanted and left.”

Three hours later, Missions in Haiti aware that Davy and Natalie “were shot dead by the gang around 9pm. We are all devastated.”

“Please pray for my family, we desperately need strength. And please pray for the Lloyd family as well,” Baker said on social media.

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson mourned the deaths of Davy and Natalie Lloyd in X, calling it “absolutely heartbreaking news.” (Supplied)

“I have no other words for now.”

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson mourned the loss of the couple in X on Friday morning, calling it “absolutely heartbreaking news.”

CNN has contacted Haitian officials and missions in Haiti for more information and has contacted the US State Department for comment.

In a statement to CNN on Friday, the White House said it was aware of the reports and expressed its condolences while urging the acceleration of the deployment of the UN Security Council-approved international police force to the region.

“We are aware of reports of the deaths of American citizens in Haiti. Our hearts go out to the families of those killed as they experience unimaginable pain,” a national security spokesperson told CNN.

“The security situation in Haiti cannot wait. That is why yesterday, President Biden reiterated our commitment to support the accelerated deployment of the Multinational Security Support Mission (MSS) to reinforce the capabilities of the Haitian National Police to protect civilians and restore the rule of law and pave the way for democratic governance.”

At a joint news conference with Kenyan President William Ruto on Thursday, Biden defended the decision not to deploy U.S. troops to Haiti, telling reporters that doing so could raise “all kinds of questions that can be easily misrepresented by the what we’re trying to do.” and can be used by those who disagree with us and against the interests of Haiti and the United States,” while noting the material support, including equipment and training, that the United States has already provided to address the crisis.

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The Missions in Haiti Facebook feed has told the story of the increasingly dire conditions in the country this year.

“Gangs are still fighting for greater control and rules of chaos,” the organization states. aware April 23rd.

“It seems that the world has turned its back on Haiti and is going to be under the total control of the gangs.”

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