Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack
A Utah man was killed and his wife was injured during attacks in London Wednesday that left four dead and 40 injured.
Eric Hawkins, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, confirmed Thursday morning that Kurt Cochran was one of the victims killed in the incident and his wife, Melissa, was injured. Melissa Cochran’s parents are currently serving as LDS missionaries in London.
Melissa Cochran's brother and family spokesman, Clinton Payne, released a statement Thursday morning:
"Our family is heartbroken to learn of the death of our son-in-law, Kurt W. Cochran, who was a victim of Wednesday's terrorist attack in London. Kurt was a good man and a loving husband to our daughter and sister, Melissa. They were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and were scheduled to return to the United States on Thursday.
“Melissa also received serious injuries in the attack, and is being cared for in the hospital. We express our gratitude to the emergency and medical personnel who have cared for them and ask for your prayers on behalf of Melissa and our family. Kurt will be greatly missed, and we ask for privacy as our family mourns and as Melissa recovers from her injuries."