Kentucky Teacher, 22, Murdered in Chile

Erica Hagan found dead on campus of Baptist college
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 9, 2014 1:59 AM CDT
Kentucky Teacher Murdered in Chile
Hagan arrived in Chile at the end of July to teach English to high school students.   (Georgetown College)

Georgetown College in Kentucky is mourning a recent graduate murdered while teaching in Chile. Erica Faith Hagan, 22, was found dead in her apartment on the campus of a Baptist college over the weekend, Fox News reports. Police in Temuco, the country's fourth-largest city, say she had been hit in the head several times with a sharp object and an autopsy will determine whether she had been sexually assaulted. She had been teaching English in the country since July.

Hagan, who visited Chile for missionary work in 2011, had planned to return to Kentucky in December. At Georgetown, a small, Christian college, she is remembered as kind and caring. "She was one of the most loving, caring individuals that I knew," a former roommate tells WKVT. "There's not one person that I could say I know that would have anything negative to say about her. She loved helping others. She loved Chile. She visited once and when she came back, she always talked about going back." (The body of nursing student Holly Bobo has been found, more than three years after she went missing.)

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