The past few days have given me a different perspective. It's the first time in my life I've been approached by other reporters for information.
My help is only marginal. I can share the name of some of Jack's friends, and I wrote a brief "classmate of the victim" kind of comment for a reporter from a town close to our hometown, a little place just across the Kansas border.
I let her know I considered it very optional since there were so many people who knew him well. She's kindly offered to send me a copy of her story after it runs.
Jack deserves to have his story known. We all do.