(KUTV) -- A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died after suffering from a brief illness.
Elder Brian Lezama Sanchez, 26, passed away Wednesday. He was from Cajamarca, Peru, and had been serving in the Bolivia La Paz El Alto Mission since August 2017, a church spokesperson said.
The Church said in a news release that Sanchez had been receiving medical treatment and was being transferred to another hospital when he died.
The exact cause of death is undetermined. A prepared statement from the Church stated:
We express our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones and pray they will be comforted and sustained during this time.