Report: Body of Karen Colclough Found

By on April 14, 2014

Karen Colclough has been missing in Nicaragua since April 11.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Pastor Paul Hayden of the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, WY has reported that the body of Karen Colclough has been found.

According to Hayden, “About half an hour ago our team leader in Nicaragua was notified that they had found Karen’s body. They found her a bit beyond the hotel boundaries where the team was staying during their debriefing time. Additional information has not been released.”

CBS Boston has also reported that Coclough’s body was found dead and a suspect is in custody.

Wilson resident, Karen Colclough, was on a mission trip with five others, organized by the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole and Agros International, a non-profit working with poor citizens of Central American countries.

Pastor Hayden said the church organizes a mission to Central America twice a year. Colclough had participated in a past mission trip to Guatemala. This was her first trip to Nicaragua through the church.

A Facebook post by Agros International reported Colclough’s disappearance:

“Agros is very sorry to report that a service team member has gone missing. Karen Colclough, with five others from the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, WY have been in Nicaragua for a week working in Tierra Nueva.

On Friday, the group’s work was completed and as is the usual custom with Agros trips, the team had assembled for an end-of-trip debrief at the Barcelo Montelimar, a beach resort near Montelimar, Nicaragua. Montelimar is 62km/38 miles southwest of Managua. There were no scheduled work sessions or activities that day; the group planned to meet for dinner that evening.

Volunteer Karen Colclough checked in with staff to say she was going for a run on the beach, and did not return to connect with the team for dinner as planned.”

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