40 years ago today - Jun 20, 1977

Henry R. Eliason, age 77, is fatally stabbed in El Cajon, California, the oldest LDS missionary to be murdered.

[Source: The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 20, 2017

    This occured 4 years later per The LOS ANGELES TIMES of June 22, 1981:

    An elderly El Cajon man was stabbed on the balcony of his apartment and later died in a nearby hospital, El Cajon police said. Police arrested a neighbor on suspicion of murder. Henry R. Eliason, 78, underwent surgery at Grossmont Hospital for knife wounds in his abdomen, but died soon after the operation was performed, police said. Christopher C. Larnowski, 27, who also lived in the apartment complex in the 1000 block of Sunshine Street was arrested one block away from Eliason's apartment, police said.


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