…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
The family of Jordan DeMay shared his obituary and held a funeral service at Lake Superior Christian Church on Wednesday, March 30.
The event included a time for sharing memories and tributes, followed by visitation.
Attendees were encouraged to dress casually, reflecting Jordan’s own style and love for jerseys and informal attire.
Celebrating the Life of Jordan DeMay: A Dedicated Athlete and Beloved Son
Jordan John DeMay, a 17-year-old boy, passed away on March 25, 2022.
Born on June 7, 2004, in Ishpeming, he was the cherished son of John C. and Jennifer DeMay.
Jordan had a fondness for visiting his grandparents in White Pine and spent much of his time in Marquette.
From a young age, he excelled in various sports such as baseball, basketball, football, and track, displaying a true passion for athletics.
His mother even coached him in his first basketball game.
Jordan attended Cherry Creek Elementary, Bothwell Middle School, and was a senior at Marquette Senior High School at the time of his passing.
He actively participated in the football and basketball programs, demonstrating compassion, maturity, and teamwork.
Overcoming Adversity: Jordan DeMay’s Journey of Determination and Resilience
Despite facing a severe knee injury that sidelined him for a year, Jordan showed remarkable determination by rehabilitating himself and planning to attend college.
Encouraged by the Sports Medicine rehab team, he aspired to pursue a career in athletic training.
As a team captain and role model, Jordan was recognized for his spirit of competition and dedication to his sports, earning him a place on the Honourable Mention All-Conference Second Team.
Tragic End: Jordan DeMay’s Suicide Sheds Light on the Dangers of S*xtortion Scams
The DeMay family has spoken out about the devastating consequences of s*xtortion scams, which tragically led to Jordan’s death.
After falling victim to an Instagram account operated by a Nigerian man named Samuel Ogoshi, Jordan became entangled in a s*xtortion scheme.
Ogoshi manipulated young men into sharing explicit images and then extorted them.
Jordan, desperate to avoid exposure, attempted to comply with Ogoshi’s demands, but the situation escalated.
In a heartless exchange, Ogoshi allegedly pushed Jordan towards suicide. On March 25, 2022, Jordan tragically took his own life.
Nigerian Men Arrested in Connection with S*xtortion Scheme
Following Jordan’s death, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation.
Three Nigerian men, Samuel Ogoshi, Samson Ogoshi, and Ezekiel Ejehem Robert, were apprehended and now face charges for sexually exploiting over 100 young men and teenage boys in the United States.
The charges include planning harm, sharing inappropriate images of children, and internet stalking.
Jordan DeMay’s obituary serves as a remembrance of his life, highlighting his athletic achievements and the devastating impact of s*xtortion scams.
His family’s call to raise awareness about the dangers of these schemes resonates as three Nigerian men face charges in connection with the exploitation of numerous young men.
Through this tragic story, the hope is to educate and protect others from falling victim to similar crimes.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn