Tennessee missionary killed in Haiti

West Tennessee missionary Roberta Edwards was killed by gunmen in Haiti late Saturday, the Daily News Journal reports.

Her friend, Bobbie Solley, a retired MTSU professor and member of North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, was also in Haiti and said, “She was a fabulous woman. … Her only concern was the children of Haiti and the children she was caring for,” Solley said about Edwards, a fellow missionary from Estes Church of Christ in West Tennessee.

On Saturday, Edwards, who was the administrator at SonLight Children’s Home in Port au Prince, was killed after witnesses said gunmen emerged after Edwards’ car was stopped by another driver who intentionally blocked her path, according to Estes and Church of Christ officials. Solley was staying in a guest house at SonLight Ministries as part of her job as director of international education development with Healing Hands International, a Nashville missionary firm.

No suspects have been identified, and no motive for the killing is known, the DNJ reports. Church of Christ officials said they do not think missionaries are being targeted.

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