An American female missionary, Roberta Edwards, working in Haiti has been fatally shot by gunmen in the country’s capital of Port-Au-Prince while sitting in her car on a residential street, her colleagues and police said. Haitian National Police spokesman Frantz Lerebours said the attackers also kidnapped a 4-year-old child from the missionary’s car after shooting her at close range. It was not immediately clear if the child was one of the roughly 20 youngsters who received foster care at the children’s home that she ran in Port-au-Prince.
“Investigators are working to find the killers and the kidnapped child,” said Lerebours, adding the incident occurred Saturday evening in the Croix-des-Bouquets district.
For decades, missionaries from across the globe have run hospitals, orphanages, schools and food-distribution sites in Haiti, the hemisphere’s poorest country.
May her soul rest in peace and may the child be found alive and healthy. Amen