Family: Body of man missing from Hamtramck found
On Thursday, Larry Kudla received news any parent would dread.
Detroit police told him that a body found this week had been identified as that of his 30-year-old son Jason, who had been missing from Hamtramck since early Sunday.
“We are all deeply hurt, and this is my last living son,” the Warren resident said. “The hardest thing that a parent can do is lose a child.”
Jason Kudla was last seen near Evaline and Conant at about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to a flier his relatives circulated and Hamtramck police shared on the department’s Facebook page.
Detroit authorities told Kudla’s father that his son’s body was found later that day.
The older Kudla said he could not reveal any details about the circumstances but investigators consider it a homicide.
Wayne County and the Detroit Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday night.
Funeral arrangements were pending Thursday night. Kudla plans to speak at a news conference at his home Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, he thanks those who helped search for his son this week and spread the word about the case.
“We appreciate the overwhelming sympathy and support that is being expressed to us right now,” he said.
Jason’s death is especially difficult since his twin brother died in 2012, their father said. “Hug your kids, and hug and kiss your spouse ... you never know when you won’t see them again.”
Shortly after Kudla posted news of the loss on his Facebook page, supporters offered their condolences.
“My heart breaks for you and your family,” one wrote. “Sending prayers.”
Another wrote: “I so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers.”
On Jason Kudla’s Facebook page, others also expressed their grief. “...R.I.P I hope they find who done this to you," a user posted.