Missing Venezuelan Pastor Found Murdered on Church Property

A Venezuelan pastor was found murdered Monday evening, Dec. 16, several days after being reported missing. He was 58 years old.

Rev. Luis Gregorio Coronado was pastor of Iglesia Luterana Fuenta de Vida (Fountain of Life Lutheran Church) for more than 25 years in Puerto Ordaz. Iglesia Luterana Fuenta de Vida was part of the Iglesia Lutherana de Venezuela (ILV), which in English is the Lutheran Church of Venezuela.

Coronado went missing while traveling to visit members of his church on Thursday, Dec. 12, reports El Pitazo. But according to the official newspaper blog of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), Coronado went missing on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Coronado’s body, which was already decomposing, was found in a building belonging to his church, according to El Pitazo. Authorities found Coronado with his hands and feet tied. Evidence at the crime scene included rope, a bottle of alcohol, cigarette butts and a candy wrapper.

Coronado’s family says he never received threats and didn’t have enemies.

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SOURCE: Charisma News