Body of Bethany Christian graduate may have been found in Congo

(J. Tyler Klassen/Elkhart Truth)

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Congo’s government says the bodies of two Caucasians and a Congolese have been found in the Central Kasai region where two U.N. experts and their colleagues recently disappeared. One of those bodies may be a former Goshen man’s body.

Government spokesman Lambert Mende told Top Congo FM on Tuesday that national police confirmed the discovery of the male and female Caucasians and one Congolese.

The finding raises fears about the two U.N. experts and four Congolese who went missing two weeks ago.

Mende says the government knows no other foreigners missing in the region, but the provincial commissioner still must identify the bodies.

Bethany Christian Schools graduate Michael Sharp, Zaida Catalan of Sweden, interpreter Betu Tshintela, driver Isaac Kabuayi and two motorbike drivers went missing March 12 while looking into alleged human rights violations by the army and local militia groups.


  1. So, how much of the people were left? To the Congolese it’s just a different color of lunch. Unfortunate, but true and should be expected if you go there. The UN will not protect you, they will just make rude noises and demand more money from the civilized world…for as long as it is.


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