Jill Duggar's Fans Are Worried for Her Safety After Her Good Friend Is Murdered

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Talk about terrifying. On Wednesday, Jill (Duggar) Dillard took to her family's website to inform fans that a dear friend of hers had been murdered in El Salvador. Jill and her husband Derick Dillard are currently performing missionary work in El Salvador, and understandably were shocked to hear the news. 

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Jill didn't get into too many specifics, but from the sound of things, she and Derick were pretty close to the person who died. "We received a phone call on Monday from a friend here in Central America informing us that one of our other good friends (a fellow Christian) had been murdered the day before and that his family had found his body down by the river earlier that morning," Jill wrote on her blog. "Even though we had spoke with our friend and his family about the realities of the dangers here, and especially in their area right now, we were shocked when we learned of his kidnap and murder."

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She also added, "We've had them into our home three times in the past couple weeks!" Jill wasn't able to attend the funeral of her friend, due to having to watch her son Israel, but Derick went and, according to Jill, was able to say some words of encouragement. 

Not surprisingly, Jill's reveal has sent some fans into a tailspin, worrying about her safety. Not only is Jill currently there with her 2-year-old son, but she's also pregnant with her second -- so yeah. It's certainly cause for some concern. 

From the sound of things, Jill and Derick have no plans to cut their mission short in light of their friend's murder and safety concerns. But, not surprisingly, she's asked fans to pray.

"We will only be here a little while longer, before we return to the States to prepare for the birth of our second little one, so please also continue to pray for God's strength and grace to carry on with responsibilities and make the most of the short time left here before our return," she wrote on her website. 

Don't worry, Jill. Your fans are on it. Stay safe, guys. 

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