It’s a sad week in journalism as yet another tragic event has claimed the life of another online personality and editor. Former Rooster Teeth contributor David “Knuckles Dawson” Dreger’s body was found yesterday.
After suddenly disappearing in late May, an organized team of searchers began looking for the young journalist. He was found dead this week in Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. Shortly after his death the family began a search effort, alongside local law-enforcement, using Facebook to assist in finding the young man. On that Facebook Group Page the following message was posted yesterday.
“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.”
Because of the nature of the death, and the family’s wishes, we will not be following up for more details at this time. Before Dreger’s disappearance he had closed and terminated many of his social-media accounts.