Neal A. Maxwell
"When Herod's edict went forth to destroy the young children, John was about six months older than Jesus, and came under this hellish edict, and Zacharias caused his mother to take him into the mountains, where he was raised on locusts and wild honey. When his father refused to disclose his hiding place, and being the officiating high priest at the Temple that year, was slain by Herod's order, between the porch and the altar, as Jesus said in Matthew 23:34-36."
Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, page 261
Matt.2;Luke1-2 - Diane Adair - September 18, 2012(Audio)