Missionary killed in Jordan

Monday, September 10, 2012

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

AMMAN, JORDAN (Worthy News)-- A missionary living in Jordan was stabbed to death by a teenager Tuesday after she caught him stealing in her apartment, police said.

The 17-year-old confessed to killing Cheryll Harvey, 55, in her apartment in Barha, the police told the Associated Press. As a minor, the assailant can't be named until he's sent to trial.

Police said the suspect was paid by Harvey for grocery runs and other chores, but when she found him going through her purse and began to shout, he grabbed a knife from the kitchen, stabbing Harvey 10 times.

A native of Sudan, Texas, Harvey earned an undergraduate and two master's degrees in education before leaving for Jordan where she taught English for 24 years under the auspices of the Jordan Baptist Society.

At press time, it was not determined as to whether Harvey would be buried in Jordan, or if her remains would return home.