Jordan DeMay obituary was shared by his family.
His funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 30, at the Lake Superior Christian Church, 393 State Highway, Sands Township.
The event included sharing memories and tributes from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm, followed by visitation until 6:00 pm.
Attendees were encouraged to dress casually, wearing jerseys or informal attire, following late Jordan’s style.
A 17-year-old boy, Jordan John DeMay, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2022.
He was born on June 7, 2004, in Ishpeming and was the beloved son of John C. and Jennifer DeMay.
While growing up, Jordan loved visiting his grandparents in White Pine. He spent a lot of time in Marquette.
Jordan played baseball, basketball, football, and track throughout his youth since he was passionate about sports.
He excelled in basketball and football, with his mother coaching him in his very first basketball game.
Jordan attended Cherry Creek Elementary and 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.
Despite facing a severe knee injury that sidelined him for a year, Jordan showed remarkable determination by rehabilitating himself and planning to attend college.
The Sports Medicine rehab team motivated him to pursue a career in athletic training.
Jordan was a committed team captain and a role model for his teammates.
He was recognized for his spirit of competition and dedication to his sports on the Honourable Mention All-Conference Second Team.
Jordan is survived by a devoted family that consists of his mother, Jennifer (Charles) Buta, his sisters Harper DeMay, Vivienne DeMay, Stella Buta, and Addison Buta, all of Marquette, as well as his paternal grandparents, and several other family members.
Jordan’s suicide highlights the danger of the S*xtortion scam
The family of Jordan DeMay is speaking out about the alarming increase in scams on social media called s*xtortion.
These scams tragically led to the death of their son, Jordan DeMay.
He was a talented football player in high school. The tragic incident happened to him in March 2022.
As per sources, Jordan became a target of an Instagram account that had been hacked, allegedly operated by a 22-year-old Nigerian man named Samuel Ogoshi.
Ogoshi used the fake profile to manipulate young men into sharing explicit images, a form of coercion known as s*xtortion.
After Jordan sent Ogoshi a clear photo, Ogoshi reportedly issued a chilling threat, stating, “I can send these n*des to everyone until it goes viral.”
In a desperate attempt to avoid exposure, Jordan asked Ogoshi how much money he wanted.
Ogoshi responded with a demand for immediate payment, stating, “Just pay me rn right now, and I won’t expose you.”
Jordan sent $300, but Ogoshi demanded more, threatening to share the explicit image with Jordan’s loved ones if he didn’t comply.
Tragically, the situation was devastating when Jordan informed Ogoshi of his intentions to take his own life.
In a heartless response, Ogoshi allegedly said, “Good. Do that fast. Or I’ll make you do it. I swear to God.”
On March 25, 2022, 17-year-old DeMay killed himself from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
John DeMay told Fox News this week that Jordan’s death had completely blindsided his family, and urged every family to educate themselves on the dangers of s*xtortion plots.
The Nigerian men faces charges
Jordan’s death prompted an investigation by the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
The authorities have captured three Nigerian men, Samuel Ogoshi, Samson Ogoshi, and Ezekiel Ejehem Robert.
According to the Department of Justice indictment, the authorities have charged the defendants, all of Lagos, Nigeria, residents in a four-count indictment.
They are facing charges for s*xually exploiting over 100 young men and teenage boys in the United States.
The charges against them are for planning to harm young people, sharing inappropriate pictures of children, and stalking others on the internet.
Jordan DeMay obituary honoured his short life and untimely demise.