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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
A 20-year-old serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission passed away in his sleep Tuesday night of unknown causes, the church said Friday.

A 20-year-old serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission passed away in his sleep Tuesday night of unknown causes, the church said Friday.

"We are saddened to report the death of Elder Ricardo Alberto Cuevas Magdaleno, a missionary serving in the Costa Rica San Jose East Mission," said LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins. "We offer our prayers and condolences to his family and friends as they mourn the passing of this faithful young missionary."

Elder Cuevas was from the Xalapa Mexico Stake.

There are two LDS missions and one LDS temple in Costa Rica.