Woman killed in Mexico ambush remembered in North Dakota

November 5, 2019

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A woman who died with four of her children in an attack in Mexico is being remembered in North Dakota for her kindness and faith.

Jordan Kannianen, a state senator from Stanley, said he and his wife, Elizabeth, knew Rhonita María Miller and her children.

Jordan Kannianen says she often attended the Mormon Sunday school class he taught in Stanley, in northwestern North Dakota.

Kannianen says she was kind and “very earnest about her faith.”

The Kannianens say the family left North Dakota several months ago and before their twins were born.

The Kannianens say Maria’s children attended Sunday school with their children.

Elizabeth Kannianen says she can’t tell her own children about the murders.

She says she fears “it’s too much.”