Here's the local affiliation. . .
"27-year old John Chau was apparently working for a group called All Nations that trains missionaries and sends them around the globe to spread their religious beliefs. All Nations is based in Kansas City. They issued a statement Wednesday saying they are mourning Chau’s death and that they’re working to confirm the circumstances with authorities in the United States and overseas. Chau is believed to have been killed in an attack on North Sentinel Island."
NEW DELHI - In the late 19th century, a British naval officer described stepping onto a remote, coral-fringed island in the Andaman Sea and encountering one of the world's most enigmatic hunter-gatherer tribes, an extraordinarily isolated group of "painfully timid" people who ate roots and turtles and stored a heap of wild pigs' skulls.