Closure for Knuckles Dawson

2 years ago

Some of you have already heard. Some of you will be bombarded with the news for the next few days.

We are thankful that the prayers for discovery made by everyone during this time have been answered. It is with deep sadness that we must let you all know that David's body was discovered on June 20 near Ambleside Park. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers, support and compassion. David was an exceptional, bright, caring and loving young man. We consider ourselves blessed to have had him in our lives, and are comforted knowing that he is now embraced in the arms of our Lord.
Love, Daryl, LeeAnn and Danielle.


At this time, let the family mourn in private. @AprilFire will keep me posted on possible public memorial arrangements.

Major Nelson's write up about David
Burnie's write up about David
Polygon article
Constantly Calibrating article about David
Barbara's journal about David


You all have been a tremendous help in spreading the word. Your love, support, well wishes, and hope have been worth more than you may realize. Your support has touched the family deeply. They appreciate what we have done and how much we care. Every like, upvote, repost, retweet meant the world to the Dreger family.

Do not think for a moment that all of this has been in vain. In fact, I'm calling on you all to what you all have helped us accomplish in the last 4 weeks. I'm asking you to spread the word. Let people know that his body was found and he will be put to rest. Let the communities know that it's time to heal. Remind your fellow human beings that are people out there who care. Let the world know that we remember our friend Knuckles.
#RememberKnuckles

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Comments (56)

  • SailorTweek

    SailorTweek Queen of Coffee

    2 years ago

    Updated with Barbara's journal.
    Not psting the Kotaku link because the comment section got mean and weird real fast.

  • Gunz77LT

    Gunz77LT

    2 years ago

    I'm sorry I never had a chance to meet him. I just became active on the site when all this sterted, and I could tell from everybody's respose that he was a wonderful person. It always seems to be the best people that go before their times. I'm sure he'd be proud of everyone for showing this much support in the attemp to find him safely, and even in the support that everybody has given each other since he was found. I'm sorry that I couldn't get involved in some way or another, and I'm sorry that I never got to meet him.

  • PerishablePanda

    PerishablePanda Sitting Duck

    2 years ago

    Knuckles seemed like such a nice fellow to me and he was a part of why I participated in Extra Life the year before last. I'm very sad that this part of his story has ended in such a way, but I hope his story may continue on in the hearts of his loved ones. My condolences to all his friends and family. R.I.P. smiley12.gif

  • Sepriroth

    Sepriroth

    2 years ago

    Do they know a possible cause of death yet? RIP David, you were some of the first achievement hunter videos I ever watched.

    • Sepriroth

      Sepriroth

      2 years ago

      ok thank you for the update.

    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek Queen of Coffee

      2 years ago

      The facebook page is the up-to-date information and the family will release what information they feel comfortable with.

  • Adam_Dos_0

    Adam_Dos_0

    2 years ago

    2 things:
    1. Rest in peace David.
    2. Barbara posted a journal about Knuckles. You could update this journal with her post.
    <3333

  • rivden1

    rivden1

    2 years ago

    RIP Knuckles

  • Dopp

    Dopp Sace is THE WORST

    2 years ago

    I'm going to miss him here in a few weeks. We always found a little bit of time to talk during RTX one way or another...

  • Count3D

    Count3D Site Admin

    2 years ago

    Thank you, Mary, for your words, love and support during this unfathomably emotional time.

    I hope he rests in peace.

  • FlutterDash7

    FlutterDash7 Im Callam Hi

    2 years ago

    Its so sad that we had put all that hard work and hope into finding him alive and instead they find him dead. I pray that he will find his place in heaven with God and rests in piece. We will miss you Knuckles. smiley12.gif

  • minclassics

    minclassics

    2 years ago

    RIP Knuckles.