Authorities struggling to retrieve slain missionary's body from island

Contact with the inhabitants of North Sentinel Island is forbidden for fear of spreading disease among the isolated tribe.
1:36 | 11/24/18

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A bizarre and tragic story involving a young American missionary. Dying at the hands of an ancient tribe living in isolation efforts intensifying tonight to retrieve his body. ABC foreign correspondent James long met with the new detail. Tonight all authorities are struggling to figure out how to retrieve the body of a young American missionary from this remote island in the Indian Ocean 26 year old John chow sort of been killed as he arrived on north sentinel island. By true identity and isolation that the 60000. Years. And is hostile to all outside his officials believe he bribed local fishermen to taken that illegally. Dropping him off at the shall. In accents from chiles journals published by the Washington Post. The oral Roberts university graduate writes that a tribesman Schultz at him with an Arab pacing his waterproof Bible. You guys might think I'm crazy and all this he wrote in his last messages to family. But I think it's worthwhile to declare Jesus these people adding. Gold I don't want to die when fishermen returned two days later they sold child's body lying on the beach. Its fate he'd been killed by Bo and Aaron. This desire it was Brett brought just at bat but unfortunately as we now out. But that didn't happen. Very little is known about north sentinel don't even want the tribe calls itself how many there are off all what language they speak. Contact eyewitness and believe is forbidden for fear of spreading disease among them. Kuwait's then not immunize ticketing child's body off the island without putting them. And their rescue quality out risk. Is proving complicated.

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