Updated Title: Sad news, Doper jz78817 has died

I am so scared, you guys.

@jz78817 is my brother. I’ve been here longer, but he’s posted more than I have (and has contributed way more, IMO). I last talked to him Monday night via text. My mom was concerned because she didn’t hear from him/he hadn’t replied to her texts at all on Wednesday (possibly Tuesday as well).

His truck is parked outside his condo and she called the local PD to do a wellness check. He’s not there but his phones and computers are gone. I’m not sure how she was initially told this or by who, but she had been told the FBI took him, so the PD said that if she couldn’t find anything out by the next day (today) to file a missing persons report.

She filed it today and the PD contacted the FBI themselves and … they never took him.

So we don’t know where he is.

I know that he’s talked with other metro Detroit dopers, like @Balthisar. My mom is waiting outside his condo for the landlord to either bring the key or call a locksmith to go back in and look. But I’m so scared and I don’t know what to do and I didn’t know if anyone could help at all, or had any information on him or talked to him more recently than Monday at 8:30pm.

Breathe. They are just starting to look into this. I am hoping along with you that everything will be all right.

They can ping his phones if they are still on and if the FBI gets involved, they can do it even if the phone is off, unless the battery gets removed.
I am sorry for what you and your family are going through, I hope it has a happy conclusion.

It looks like he pretty much posted every day up until 2 days ago. Can the admins look at his login history to see if he visited the board recently?

From his profile, he was last seen on the SDMB on Wednesday morning, 5:20am Detroit time.

Thank you, everyone. @GreenWyvern, that’s helpful. I only looked at his profile on my phone and saw the last posting date.

Luck to him.

I’m sorry this is happening to you. Did you have any reason to believe that the FBI might have taken him? That may lead to some ideas on where he might be.

We received notification from the police that he died by suicide.

zweisamkeit - I’m so sorry! How horrible for you and your family. My most sincere condolences.


My deepest sympathies. I’m am so sorry.

Oh what terrible news. I’m so very sorry.

I’m so sorry.

I am so sorry for what you and yours have to endure.

The former Ford engineer, who knew a lot about cars and general things like that?

Or is that someone else?

He still worked at Ford, and that’s him. Knew so much about cars and computers.

Oh geez, I am so sorry. My thoughts are with you.

My sincerest condolences to you on the loss of your brother.

Oh, how horrible. I am so, so sorry …

Damn. I’m so sorry, zweisamkeit.