I say near relative because he’s my stepmother’s nephew. But hell, I consider him a cousin. He disappeared on Tuesday, and they didn’t find his body until Friday. He was staying with a friend, who didn’t seem to care that he had gone, but left his keys behind (thanks “friend”). He shot himself. He had an uncle who did the same thing.
I have friends who have known someone who tried or succeeded in committing suicide, but this is the first time anyone I know has done it. There was no note, and no warning signs.
He’s a kid I played “Cops and Robbers” with, and clobbered me at Super Mario Brothers. He worked in a restaurant, and talked about going to culinary school.
It wasn’t supposed to end like this.