House Member’s Daughter, Son-in-Law Murdered by Haitian Gangs

( – A Missouri state lawmaker shared horrific news in a Facebook post on May 24, revealing that his daughter and son-in-law were killed by gang members in Haiti. Republican Rep. Ken Baker wrote that Natalie Lloyd and her husband Davy Lloyd were missionaries for an organization called Missions in Haiti, which was founded by Davy Lloyd’s parents. Baker candidly expressed his emotions in the post and asked for prayers for his and his son-in-law’s family.

A newsletter released by the organization just one year ago warned that gangs had taken more ground near the country’s capital city, Port au Prince. However, the gang operating where the missionaries were staying was “one of the ‘nicer gangs’ in Haiti.” The newsletter said that the gang kept the more dangerous gangs from penetrating the area. The organization also shared a Facebook post announcing the deaths of the Lloyd’s, revealing that the couple was “ambushed by a gang” after three trucks filled with men pulled up as they were leaving church on the evening of May 23. The post said that it had tried to negotiate their release by offering money but had lost contact with the Lloyd’s.

The post said that the gang members took Davy Lloyd inside the house, where they tied him up and beat him before stealing everything they could get their hands on. After the gang left, Davy Lloyd called his father after connecting to the Starlink internet. Davy Lloyd’s father, David Lloyd said that the couple, along with the mission director, Jude Montis, barricaded themselves in the home. Shortly thereafter, another gang arrived and claimed they were there to help, but mass confusion ensued, and one person was shot to death. David Lloyd said that the gang members fired multiple shots into the home and then set his son and Montis on fire. Haitian police are working with international investigators to find the killers and hold them to account.

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