Lawmaker’s Missionary Daughter, Son-in-Law Murdered by Gang in Haiti

The daughter and son-in-law of a Missouri lawmaker were brutally murdered by a gang while serving as missionaries in Haiti. The young couple, along with a third victim, were killed in an attack on Thursday night in the Lizon community, northern Port-au-Prince.

The victims were identified as 23-year-old Davy Lloyd, 21-year-old Natalie Lloyd, and 45-year-old Jude Montis. All three were members of Missions in Haiti, Inc., an organization founded by Davy’s parents, David and Alicia Lloyd. The compound included an orphanage, a school, and a church, and educated around 450 children.

Davy Lloyd grew up on the compound. His sister, Hannah Cornett, told the Associated Press, “Davy spoke Creole before he spoke English. It was home. Haiti was all we knew.”

Natalie Lloyd joined the organization in August 2022 after marrying Davy in June. They were “full-time missionaries” in Haiti, according to Natalie’s father, Missouri State Rep. Ben Baker. Montis served as the group’s Haitian director for two decades and was a pastor with a wife and two young children.

The trio was ambushed by gang members at the compound on Thursday. David Lloyd described the ordeal, stating, “They tied up my son and beat him. They got three vehicles. They got a bunch of equipment, money, I had my payroll in there for the week.”

Davy managed to untie himself, and the trio fled to a small house on the compound. Davy called his father during the chaos, saying, “Dad, something is going on. There are a bunch more guys, and I think they may be back.”

The gang members allegedly returned, shooting out the windows and eventually infiltrating the house. They murdered all three missionaries by shooting them. A video of the crime scene reportedly shows “three bodies sprawled on the floor, with those of Davy Lloyd and Montis having been burned.”

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