RIP to a family friend's son Jake. Not 100% sure of age, think early 30's. Parents are incredible folks who adopted two kids, both of whom had inherited mental issues from birth parent(s). Older daughter went through some deeply troubled times, drugs and sex. Now is more settled, back with parents, and single mom holding down a job but still a bit tenuous.
Son was a sweet big lump of a kid in the years I knew and saw him. But also had issues as he got older, never finished High School, was barely holding down a landscaping job. Met this cunt of a woman who got him hooked on several drugs including heroin, and had a kid with him. Woman had I think 3 other kids taken away from her by the state, and spent some time in jail while married to Jake. The kids got kicked out of their low-income apartment due to rent non-payment, and his parents ended up getting legal custody of the child (who BTW has Cystic Fibrosis) while in their 60's. Apparently Jake and wife were driving, Jake asked to be dropped off as he didn't feel good and wanted to walk back in the fresh air. Hours later, having not found his way to where they were staying, wife calls police. Someone had found Jake just leaning over a fence, dead. Autopsy to come, but they think overdose given his history especially with her.
So RIP to one of the victims who never got the help he needed, and became just another statistic. Fuck drugs, fuck mental illness, fuck the systems that don't help these people; and fuck the cunt who got him hooked and took him off even the lowest rung of the ladder.