Son: Texas funeral for couple killed in Mexico

John & Wanda Casias
John & Wanda Casias

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - The son of a missionary couple killed in Mexico this week says there will be a funeral service at their home church in the Dallas area.

John Casias says he is working to repatriate the bodies of his parents John and Wanda Casias from northern Mexico, where they were killed Tuesday in an apparent home invasion.

The couple 29 years doing missionary work in Santiago, about 20 minutes from Monterrey in Nuevo Leon state.

A service was being held Thursday at their church in Mexico, but Casias says he hopes to have the bodies flown to the U.S. later in the day.

The date of the service at Liberty Baptist Church in Lewisville will be determined once the bodies have returned to the U.S.