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Nicholas “Nick” David White

Nicholas “Nick” David White

Homicide

Nicholas “Nick” David White
20 YOA
1511 29th St.
Des Moines, Iowa
Polk County
Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department
Case Number: 12-37248
November 26, 2012

 

Case Summary by Jody Ewing

 

UPDATE

Dec. 8, 2021 – The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Nicholas White cold case has increased to $30,000.

According to a Nov. 30, 2021 message to Iowa Cold Cases from Nick’s father, Ron White, the family has increased their commitment of the reward to $29,000. Polk County Crime Stoppers continue to offer a $1,000 reward, for a total of $30,000.


Nicholas “Nick” David White, a 20-year-old Drake University student, was murdered on Monday, November 26, 2012, in a Des Moines home he shared with two other young men.

Des Moines police said the 20-year-old student died of undisclosed trauma in the basement of a house located at 1511 29th Street. The home is about one block away from Drake’s main campus.

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Nick White was a gifted runner and talented artist. A website with updates on his unsolved murder has been established at nicholasdavidwhite.com.

White shared the 29th street home with Ernest “Ernie” Carl Mueller III and Randall “Randy” Morgan Watson, who told police they found White’s body around 1:45 p.m.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax said police deemed the death suspicious based on factors like the position of White’s body and location of blood in the vicinity.

The medical examiner has officially ruled White’s death a homicide, though police have not released the cause of death other than that it was trauma to the body.

Detectives have interviewed White’s roommates, and police continue to question people in connection with the case.

“He was always a person you’d want to be around, and a lot of people gravitated toward him because he was such a kind person,” White’s friend, Jason Ashby, told KCCI Channel 8 in an report that aired November 28, 2012. “I don’t understand how anyone could do that.”

Ashby said everyone in the home was tight-knit and that no one had any grudges of which he was aware.

Police said they do not believe the killer is on the loose and do not believe this was a random act of violence.

White’s parents established a website in their son’s memory at nicholasdavidwhite.com, and said its purpose was to “continue to remind us of who Nicholas was, that those involved have not been charged, that some individuals with knowledge of the events have not yet come forward, and to keep some of the memories we cherish available to you.”

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Nick White shared this 1511 29th St. home in Des Moines with Ernest Mueller III and Randy Watson, who told police they found White’s body in the basement around 1:45 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012. The two refused to take a polygraph.

The site provides regular updates on White’s murder, a photo slideshow and other links related to White’s case.

On May 3, 2013, the family posted that their son’s two “friends” had refused a polygraph.

On May 8, 2013, Southeast Polk High School awarded the Nicholas White Scholarship to one of its students. Mike and Rhonda White — Nick White’s uncle and aunt — set up the scholarship in Nick’s memory.

On November 29, 2013, the Polk County Crime Stoppers website posted the following update:

11/29/2013 – Nick White Homicide Update

One year ago 20-year-old Nick White died of undisclosed trauma in the basement of a home in the 1500 block of 29th Street, near Drake University. The medical examiner has officially ruled the death a homicide. Polk County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

The White family is separately offering an additional $4,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. (Note: in Dec. 2021 the family increased their commitment to $29K. There now stands a $30K reward in the case.)

More information can be found at www.nicholasdavidwhite.com

Help Solve this Crime

About Nicholas White (from obituary)

Nicholas David White was born to Ron and Nita White on February 17, 1992, in Des Moines. He grew up just outside Pleasant Hill with his siblings, Emily (whom he called Elomie), Will, Sam, Bryan, and Stephany. From the very start he was strong, determined, and loved by all. He began as a little boy with a head full of perfect curls who was always into mischief of one kind or another, and grew into a handsome young man full of potential. He grew up going to church and came to know Christ as his personal Savior when he was in the AWANA program.

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Nicholas White is buried at Lowman Cemetery in Runnells, Iowa.

He was a gifted runner and won several awards in track while attending Southeast Polk High School, where he later graduated. Nicholas was also a talented artist with a gift for creativity. His works were passionate and full of life. His bright smile and sense of humor were always welcome.

Nicholas was survived by his parents; his grandparents, Howard and Harriett Sloan of Carbondale and Bob and Virginia White of Runnells; siblings, Emily and Heath Hyder of Ankeny, William and Betsy Abbott of Urbandale, Samuel White of Vermillion, South Dakota, Bryan White of Altoona, and Stephany White; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a loving, caring son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, and friend.

Visitation was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, December 3, at Capitol City Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church followed by burial at Lowman Cemetery near Runnells. Memorial contributions were to be directed to the family.

Information Needed

Anyone with information about Nick White’s unsolved murder is asked to contact the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at (515) 283-4864 or Polk County Crime Stoppers at (515) 223-1400.

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50 Responses to Nicholas White

  1. KA says:

    Can someone tell me why they wont release how he passed? This whole thing just doesn’t add up- at all. Like is there a reason they are holding the cause of death back?

    • Stay Strong! says:

      Probably to validate the veracity of a tip or confession if either materializes.

      Seems solvable but only if someone talks.

      This is another act of violence that is tough to swallow. A young man, just starting out. Seemed like an impressive and good guy.

    • Patrick Kerrigan says:

      KA, it seems some law enforcement agencies hold back some details, on homicides. I have seen where some police agency, claim they are holding back the cause of death to protect the investigation.

      Yet, we have a number of agencies that released that the person was strangled, shot, stabbed, blunt force trauma, etc. was the cause of death. So, there is nothing uniform about it. If I remember right there are three cases on this forum, where the victim was murdered, but how they were murdered is not stated.

      It bothers me that holding back the cause of death, on a cold case that has not been solved for more then 20 or more years, just bugs the heck out of me. Some agencies will hold back some other detail such as a ring was missing from a victim.

      They will use the excuse that they don’t want someone wandering in and confessing to a crime, that they did not commit. So, holding back some details is a way of preventing it.

  2. Philinise Y Hamlin says:

    First,I would like to offer My condolences to This Family. No parent should have to bury their Child. I am sorry to say this but I feel that those roommates are involved. Who else would have just out the blue,come and murder Him when he was well respected and Loved? Those roommates did it! Shame on them for not taking a polygraph test. Shame on them for letting these Marks Family and Friends go through the pain.
    Y’all know what you did.
    It’s gotta to be killing you inside
    How do you sleep at night?

    • Sarah Ashby says:

      Hi. One of Nick’s best friends here.

      You have no idea what you are talking about. You didn’t even know Nick. If you did, then you would know that his friends were more of a family to him than his blood relatives who were abusive and manipulative.

      Your baseless accusations are hurtful and gross.

      • Ron White says:

        Thanks Sarah. I guess that I should check you off of my Christmas card list. As Nicholas would say, INTERESTING.

      • N. Unya says:

        With friends like this he clearly didn’t need enemies now did he?

        • Ron says:

          Apparently not

          • Ron says:

            Sarah ashby, or other alias you go by, please send me your actual living address, if you have one so legal can be served upon you without you hiding behind your huge girth. Thanks.

            • Ron white says:

              Sara ashby, you are boil and cyst on society and what Nicholas did, stood for, and accepted into his life. Ten years later you continue to attack his family and for what? Because you are a fat failure that couldn’t attract him like you wished.? Get off your love boat and feeling sorry for yourself. Everything you put on here degrades him. You unfortunately cannot be degraded anymore than the degenerate slothing scrogg that you are
              You’ve started a war with my family and I fully accept it until I die. Every day it will be my purpose.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I agree that money should be fund a Cold Case Unit. In Tulsa County, they created a charitable foundation, to support their operations. A criminal justice professor does not believe in cold case units. I think they are worth the money, to clear a case that was not solved many years ago.

    We need to relook at all these cases, with fresh eyes. Also, we have new forensic tools that are available then look for DNA and other evidence. However, the roommates, need to step up and take the polygraph test. They lived there and found the body, they should know something.

  4. Mr White says:

    I must also add how the DMPD pushed Nicholas White’s family in the direction of the roommates being under a huge umbrella of being a suspect. They were feeding lies in place of positive results. It’s a game it appears. I reevaluate my life very often and blame myself for many events and try to make corrections. I’m not anywhere near to perfect.
    thank you.

  5. Mr White says:

    I do believe that we should let all of these young men rest in peace from now on. If the police cannot build a case, they are considered innocent. I don’t believe Nicholas would want them to suffer with him. Although he is in Heaven now and better off than any of us on this planet I feel. I do have some strong feelings about the DMPD and also how other police agencies handle homicide cases. As they say on TV crime shows, if not solved in the first 72 hours, it will probably not be solved. The thing hiding behind that is the police will drop it after 72 hours and at the very most somewhat pursue it to 168 hours.(7 days) Then they drop it. They do incomplete investigations in my opinion. I questioned a lead detective about completely searching a dumpster next to the house for a discarded weapon, He did not search it completely,felt it sufficient, said that they could take it down to the DMPD and dump it in the parking lot to inspect and did not, but proclaimed no amount of money and time would inhibit how deeply they investigated. Part of that was true. Disclosures in the DM register reported the two detectives collected 25,000 to 35,000 in overtime the prior year on top of their already healthy salary. They have no Cold Case investigators on staff, but that includes most police departments. Some do, and when they do, they produce results. Seems if they have no results on current homicide investigations, and they are collecting large amounts of funds in overtime, that they should do away with it and use those funds to hire a couple cold case detectives. Otherwise, it is an endless cycle, Just look at Iowa cold cases, or perhaps any states cold case backlog. People can easily get away with murder it appears unless it is domestic related.
    Totally my observations and opinion.

  6. Thoughts and prayers to Nicks family as they remember this beautiful child

  7. LuAnn says:

    So sad..What a gifted young man he was & his life cut short…Very heartbreaking. .His roommates not taking the polygraph test seems pretty suspicious to me..If not guilty then what’s the problem? I think they both had something to do with Nick’s murder & by taking the polygraph they know they will possibly fail it & then they will be found guilty of the crime…They know exactly what happened….

  8. My prayers and thoughts and heart sent to the family.

  9. Anon says:

    I know all 3 of those guys. Just because they refused to take a polygraph, doesn’t make them guilty. Just answering questions about it could cause their heart to race because it was a traumatising event. If the police believe they were suspects, they would have investigated the possibility already. Nick was a nice guy and I still can’t believe this happened to him. RIP

    • LuAnn says:

      Then take the polygraph test….Most people who refuse the test are scared of failing it..So Wtf is the problem?????..Maybe the cops should open the case up & start investigating it again…Only time your heart would race if you were guilty. ……….Were u there when it happened? Maybe an argument happened. .you don’t know…..So what if u knew them…How well? You can’t always judge a book by its cover……

    • Anon2 says:

      It was “a traumatising event” for them?! How do you think it’s been for our family?! Four years and still no answers, let alone justice. These “friends” probably don’t even think about him anymore, but I can assure you WE do. Every holiday. Every family get together. Every year on his birthday. Every day. His murderer is alive and well and gets to spend time with their family and live the life Nicholas doesn’t get to and his “friends” know more than they’ll admit. Personally, I feel that anyone not sharing what they know is as guilty as his murderer. And someone knows. I still can’t believe they can live with themselves.

    • Philinise Yvonne Hamlin says:

      Hmmmmmm. Sounds like You trying to help them stay hush hush. It has to be killing You to not come forth and say something that will put thos to rest. You mentioned Nick was a nice kid. Help his Family. Stop protecting killers
      GOD IS WATCHING

      • SJA says:

        You know NOTHING about this situation. How fucking dare you come here and make accusations about people you don’t even know. You should be Seriously ashamed of yourself. What a disgusting human you are.

        • Ron White says:

          Sarah Ashby. You should calm down and perhaps talk to a professional. Venting here, such as you are, is of no benefit.

        • Phil says:

          Look Sarah, You are right. I don’t know NOTHING about Nick or HIS family and such. I obviously only read the article so it seems kind of weird that you would come at me and ONLY me as though I did something irrational. This comment section is for everyone to come forth with information, condolences and trying to make sense of the cold cases in Our State. On the other hand, I am absolutely allowed to feel like it’s very obvious and suspect that the ONLY 2 people that happen to be the last people to see Him alive just happened to be his roommate in the house where Nicholas was found deceased and they aren’t talking nor were any help but they were his “friends”. How does this make me disgusting? I’ll tell you one thing. NEVER in this life would I EVER allow another parent, family, etc., to go to sleep and wake up day in and day out knowing full well that something happen to their child. You have to have peace and a good conscience to sleep to be able to sleep at night.. What did Nicholas do to deserve this? What did his Parents do? Huh?
          Nothing. The people who took his life and have the answers and aren’t coming forward to give this Family peace are the disgusting ones. As a best friend. You should be more upset at that than me. Sorry for your loss.

    • Ron White says:

      Might mention that they all lawyer’ed up immediately. One of the room mates fathers had money and funded it from what I was told by DMPD.

      • Phil says:

        I am sorry Sir. I do not mean any harm to You and Your Family. I just got upset that your Son’s murderers have not gotten punished. I am a Mother and can not imagine what it feels like to be going through this. I just allowed my feelings to get the best of me. I am sorry for the loss of Nicholas.

      • Sarah Ashby says:

        They lawyered up because you and Jaunita, who knew nothing about your son’s life or friends, immediately cast all blame on them.

        WE were Nick’s family. WE took him in after you kicked him out for not being the good Christian son you wanted him to be. Nick told us all about the abuse he endured under your roof. My parents took him in, and provided him with food, shelter, and the LOVE he desperately needed and deserved. The love you all withheld.

        I remember towards the end of that last summer, my dad let Nick borrow a pair of his dress shoes and one of his ties for a graphic design job interview. I helped him tie it beforehand. He was so nervous, but excited. And where were you?

        When I went off to ISU that Fall, Nick didn’t want to be a burden on my parents (even though he definitely wasn’t), so those “roommates” of his opened their home to him, because he was THEIR family too.

        Your family wouldn’t even give Nick the memorial he would have wanted. You KNEW that he wasn’t a Christian. You KNEW that he never actually “accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior,” like you said in his obituary. But you didn’t care about who your son REALLY was. You only cared about who YOU WANTED him to be.

        Maybe if you actually loved & accepted Nick for the amazing, open-minded, creative man that he was, you would have known ANYTHING about his life, therefore, you’d know that his “roommates” were genuinely good people who loved your son more than you ever could.

        • Ron says:

          Sarah,
          Your verbal attacks on my family, and others here that offer comments, are unwarranted. I’ll say it again. You apparently have a chemical imbalance or some other psychological ill, please seek professional help.

        • Ron says:

          I will also say that what you state is not factual. I know the facts as he was in my home and family for 19 years. He was in your home with your parents unfortunately for only a few months which didn’t help. He was not kicked out and he did not go straight to your family. Perhaps you had a love spurned. He didn’t have that interest in you. Sorry. You did more harm than good then as you continue to do now. Enjoy your all night benders to then respond here violently to my family and others.

        • Elomie says:

          I appreciate your passion, yet it’s clear to me you don’t understand the love a parent feels for their child. Maybe it’s something you have to be a parent to experience. It’s ironic that your Facebook page encourages acceptance and kindness when your words toward our family (and several strangers) are the polar opposite of both.

          You had him in your lives for a relatively short time comparatively. You knew him as he was then, not as a whole. Did you all love him and accept him? Sure. Were you there for him when he needed help? Sure. That doesn’t make you family. No matter how much you want it to. We KNEW him. Just because there were things my parents never talked about doesn’t mean they weren’t aware. Most people go through a time they distance themselves from their families. It’s how we move into adulthood. Was our family perfect? Absolutely not. No family is. I’ve seen how you talk about your mother and how great she is. Guess what? I’m pretty proud of mine too. For a few years, I didn’t appreciate her. I just wanted to get away. I said some horrible things to her and treated her terribly. Not unlike my brother. I had to do a lot of growing up before I really SAW her. She’s one of the most selfless people I know and to list her accomplishments on behalf of others would take ages. I suspect you wouldn’t care anyway. You know one side of the story and you seem happy with that narrative. To paint my family as abusers though. That’s ludicrous. It’s kind of difficult to be a foster parent for long when your abusive. The fact that multiple fosters chose to remain part of our extended family even after growing up also speaks volumes.

          My brother and I had something special. That’s one reason it hurt so much when he said the things he did to my mom. I reacted badly. I said things I shouldn’t have and that I regret EVERY, SINGLE day. We had just started on the road back when he was murdered. I may not have been aware of every little thing going on between him and my parents but if he’d told me he needed a place to stay I’d have had him here in a heartbeat. You can’t imagine how much I wish he’d been here instead of there. He might still be alive. We ALL have regrets. The truth is, we can’t go back. We can’t undo what’s been done. All we can do is choose how we let it shape us. There are clearly a lot of emotions because a lot of people cared about him. He was freaking awesome. A PITA at times, but he was always bold. Just who he was. You don’t create art like he did by being boring.

          It’s been nearly ten years, Sarah. Did you even know him for that long when he was alive? Ten years? I’m glad he had friends who “got” him, but to act like you’ve suffered his loss and have the right to mourn him as his “family” is just naive. You may never know what it’s like to bury a child. My mom has done it TWICE. Two of my siblings. Two parts of my soul. Having my own children, I can only imagine the utter anguish a parent must feel. I hope I never have to find out. We all lost my brother. Consider if he had been killed in our family’s home instead. Wouldn’t you have been suspicious of anyone living there? Wouldn’t you have expected them to fully cooperate and share any and all information? Take all avenues possible to solve his murder? Wouldn’t it make you question the people who refused? The only people we can be absolutely sure weren’t involved are our family. Perhaps our suspicions are misplaced, but I feel like if you’re honest, you can see where we’re coming from.

          I’m sorry you’re still hurting, but it’s not a contest. You can’t possibly determine the measurements of something that cannot be measured. You can’t speak to who loved him more. It doesn’t matter anyway. We are all entitled to love and mourn him as much as we care to. Being aggressive and insulting isn’t a good look for anyone. Especially when it’s directed at a victim’s family. His loss broke things you will never understand and our family will never be the same. Perhaps try some of that acceptance and kindness you speak of toward the ones who, in spite of what you believe, loved the same person you claim to love. No one is “winning” in this situation. We all lost. Try channeling some of that anger into finding the person responsible. The person who isn’t mourning his loss. At the very least, I assume we can agree he’d want that.

          I hope you find peace, Sarah. I hope we all do.

          • Stay Strong! says:

            “I hope you find peace, Sarah. I hope we all do.“

            Well said Elomie. I propose its leave with that wise advice.

            My sincere condolences to Nick’s family and friends.

          • Ron says:

            Elomie, I appreciate your view and honesty here.
            Ron

            • Ron says:

              Already, Sarah Jean Ashby is attacking my family again after this post. Sending me threats of legal charges.

              • Sarah Jean Ashby says:

                Yeah, when you randomly start contacting my Facebook friends and spread lies about me, I will threaten to bring harassment charges.

                Again, you and your family were horribly abusive to Nick. He lived with my family BECAUSE of the abuse he suffered under your roof.

                Your ad hominem attacks and blatant gaslighting didn’t work on Nick and it won’t work on me.

                Take care and stop harassing my friends, attacking them once they see you for the unhinged bully you are.

              • Elomie says:

                She’s a sad, angry person who probably considers grounding to be abuse. Or not letting your kids grow illegal plants in your basement. You can’t reason with people like this. They live in a different version of reality and simply close their minds to any facts that don’t support their version. From everything I’ve seen on her very public Facebook page, she thrives on drama and creates it if it isn’t there. She doesn’t care how many of us grew up in the same household and know what went on there from personal experience. Our facts would be construed as lies in her mind. A cover up. Maybe her family didn’t have things like “rules” and “discipline”. Might explain a lot. She clearly wants to be the victim who is hurting more than anyone else could possibly hurt because she loved him the mostest. That’s her reality. Those of us who actually knew Nicholas/Nick his entire life and are his real family know better. She doesn’t have the power to hurt us because we know the whole story. She’ll probably keep trying because who would she be without drama? She protests an excessive amount about these “friends” not being involved for someone who has nothing to hide. And verbally assaulting the victim’s family? I could be mistaken, but it seems like that’s the sort of thing this site frowns upon. I’ve yet to see a respectful or civilized comment from her. Or constructive for that matter. Just inflammatory.

                • Sarah Jean Ashby says:

                  Tell yourself whatever you want to be able to sleep at night. Funny. Nick never once mentioned you, and we talked about everything from religion, to love, to the way your “selfless’ mom used to smack him around.

                  Y’all are real pieces of work. No wonder you weren’t in his life.

                  • Elomie says:

                    Oh, but we were in his life, Sarah. From the very beginning. Where do you think his love of art came from? It started long before you knew him. I can still remember him sitting next to me at church, because he always insisted on it, and copying drawings I had made in my sketchbook I always carried back then. I remember when he made a wooden clothespin “Moses” in Sunday School and told me he made it for me. I still have it. I still have the pink “Gumby” shirt he gave me for Christmas. Do you know where my youngest child sleeps every night? And his brother before him? In the racecar bed Nicholas used to sleep in. I have pictures of Nicholas playing with my older two children. The only niece and nephew he ever got to meet. He was amazing with them and my youngest, he’s so much like the uncle he’ll never meet.

                    The fact that there were things he never chose to share with you probably stings. He spent Thanksgiving with our family that last year too. Funny, he never mentioned you either. Talked about his other friends and Jai, who was quite pretty, don’t you think? The pictures she took of him really captured him in a way only someone who really cares for a person can.

                    I worry that all this bitterness you feel is bad for your health, Sarah. Motherhood can be a great way to take focus off yourself and learn to think about others. Just a thought. I realize it’s not for everyone. I also hear a good therapist combined with medication can be life changing without the commitment of parenthood.

                    • Sarah Jean Ashby says:

                      First, I want to apologize to you, “Elomie”, for my previous comment. I was hurting from what you and Ron said, and I lashed out, which I think we’ve all been doing. But that’s still not an excuse for my unkind words.

                      Second, I adored Jai and was 100% supportive of her and Nick’s relationship. And yes, she IS beautiful, both inside and out.

                      I did love Nick, but not really in a romantic way. We made out a few times over the years, and sometimes I’d wake up to him spooning me, but honestly, he drove me a bit crazy at times, and I’m sure I did too. Lol we both knew that we were better off as friends, and I’m glad that we were never in a relationship, because I probably wouldn’t have been able to be my full self around him if we were, due to my anxiety.

                      I’m glad that you have those memories of Nick as a kid. I hope you hold onto them as I’ve held onto the memories of being his friend for 5 years.

                      I might not have known Nick
                      his whole life, but I did still know him. One thing we bonded over was our spirituality. He was very open about being Agnostic, but wanting to learn all about the religions of the world. He’d take me to a little New Age shop called Ancient Ways, where we’d drink tea, and sit in the back reading books to each other.

                      He talked to me about your parents and brother, Sam. He was worried about his younger adopted brother and sister being in the house without him to protect them.

                      I’m not telling you this to hurt you, but because I know you were like 10+ years older than Nick, and not living at home, so there’s probably some things happening that you weren’t aware of.

                      At Nick’s visitation, your mom hugged me and said, “I hope you know that Nick sure loved you.”

                      Even if your parents have chosen to forget, I’ll still remember those words forever.

        • Ron says:

          Sarah, again you are an idiot. As a family, we had zero influence on the detectives.

  10. Diana Wilson says:

    I wish all these cases could be solved.

    • I agree this stuff is so sad & heartbreaking

    • Diana Wilson says:

      I can’t imagine what the families go through. My niece ran away twice. The first time was terrible. My sister cried her eyes out. My brother-in-law looked in every dumpster. She was found safe. The next time, the older guy took her over the state line. In fact, they walked from Sioux Falls to Vermillion. She’s from Sioux City. They had blisters on their feet and the police suggested her parents leave her in jail over night. She never pulled that again.

  11. I pray that they catch who did this to this young man. Prayers to sent to the family and friends.

  12. This is sad. I dont understand how this was not open and shut if his roommates were also in the house? Somebody surely knows what happened and i hope this young man gets the justice he deserves.

  13. Holly Rice says:

    Poor kid :-( What a waste of a life. I hope they catch the person or persons that did this!

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