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Journal Entry: Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:33 PM
[UPDATE 3:]  www.mywebtimes.com/archives/ot…

Just found out an hour or so ago... they found his body in the river this morning...

Excuse me while I go sit in a corner and cry the rest of the week.

[END OF UPDATE 3]


[UPDATE 2:] Still no sign of Mr. Strobel. I guess they must think he's still alive because his wife was ok enough to say something to the local paper and the police scaled down searches Monday but started searching really hard again Tuesday. I'm praying that means they found something and think he's still alive. He's been missing 4 1/2 days and there were two big thunder storms in that area during that time. If he did fall in the river on Friday night now is when he'd start to float as horrible as it is to say that. Either way I hope they find him and give his family some sort of closure.

Right now I'm just really upset. I know it's odd because he wasn't like family or super close friends or anything but it's effected me really strongly. I've been talking to next to little of no one, I don't feel like doing art and I've cried more in the past 4 days then I remember crying all of last year (aka I rarely cry). It's so surreal to have some one you just saw a few weeks ago, some one who's kids you played with, some one who's wife you knew pretty well... just go missing.

I have enough photography article responses, if I feel up to it I may work on that today or tomorrow or sometime soon. I also got glaze for my clay so I can start working on more complex stuff soon as well. Please keep that family in your prayers. [END OF UPDATE 2]


[UPDATE:] You can somewhat follow what's going on here: www.facebook.com/mywebtimes The last three posts are about this and there's a picture of him and his wife there. Still no news at all, just still searching. There's big thunderstorms rolling through now and I'm just praying so hard they find him and that he's ok. I'm so worried about his wife and two kids. I can't imagine how horrid this must be for her to be going through :(  

No one guessed the lie yet so it's still open until tomorrow night. [END OF UPDATE]

I'm crying right now and feeling sick to my stomach and I don't even know what to think. Some one my mother talked to Thursday morning and that I've met and I know his wife and two very little kids... He went missing yesterday evening.  I just saw him less than a month a go, big family man very sweet, loved his kids and wife. They were at a school function together on Friday night. Afterwards she went home and he went to hang with some friends for a few hours.

He never came home.

This morning they found his truck at the place where he'd gone, phone in the car and not a single sign of him at all. They don't know if he walked home, if he fell in the Illinois river and drowned, got kidnapped (few theories about this involving his brother's dealings) or if he just ran or something.

All of his friends are looking, no one knows what happened, no one thinks he ran because it's just not like him and...  I had to pause, I'm so upset I couldn't type.

I don't care who you are or what you believe but please, please, PLEASE pray for this man and his family. Pray that he is alive, please pray they find him, please pray he'll make it, please pray that his family will stay strong through this, please just pray.

AJ

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Tazzilynumeral Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I'm so sorry... I'll keep praying, though. For his family at least...
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, thanks :huggle:
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MynaOphelia Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I'm so sorry. D : I know this doesn't add much, as I'm just a random person on the internet, but I do hope his family finds some closure and is able to heal. All of this is just awful, but I'm glad they've found answers, sad as they are though. : (
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Myna :huggle: The fact that they at least found him brings closure so I think they'll all be ok.
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ShadowQueen25 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry.
I hope that his family is okay
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're just happy that at least he was found at this rate...
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ShadowQueen25 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I guess... the wait was probably the hardest part. Does anyone know what happened?
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not yet =/ Autopsy is today to see if he passed out and fell in or if a car hit him and was too scared to say something or if he was pushed or whatever :shrug:
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ShadowQueen25 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I hope his family will be okay
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they seemed okish at the visitation yesterday. As okish as they could be =/
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ShadowQueen25 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its going to be weird for a long time. I really hope they find closure some way
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they have in the fact at least they found him and know where he is and such *tiny shrug*

Anyways...
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's absolutely terrible :(
I hope everything turns out okay for his family :cries:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah =/ We may go down for the funeral if we can to show support to them. They're just glad he was found and they know what happened at least and can be done searching.
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you can :( It would feel good to support his family.
That's true--the anxiety is over, but I wish it ended better :iconsobplz:
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah I read it just a few minutes back...

I'm sorry, I really hoped and prayed for a happy ending
sorry don't really know what else to say... :huggle:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's ok... it's really shocking and I'm pretty much at a loss for thoughts even. Him and his family are Christain so there's hope there.

:iconsadhugplz:
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I completely understand
And that they are Christian is a small comfort, I really hoped against better judgement for a happy ending though
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here... I was praying so hard that he was just outside of the town or some one had taken him... or they just hadn't looking in the right place or something and that just made it all the more crushing... I'm asking my rents if we can go to the funeral even though it's like 5+ hours away... Idk when it is...
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
I hope you can go and get some closure yourself.
Eventhough I really hate writing down that sentence....
Make sure to take care of yourself and my thoughts go out to you and ofcourse his family.
Mainly to you though
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... I'll try. I think it just hit me about 5 minutes ago, yeah they found him but he's gone. Like gone gone. It's not fully sinking in though.

We have to go to a bunch of parties tomorrow for some friends... and I just don't want to go. But I know I aught to... and I have to so eh.

:hug:
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah I know...
And it will sink in, just give it time and give yourself time to get through it at your own pace
Parties and being among friends can do you a lot of good though :)
You know you can always talk to WG though if you want (she said it before) and I read my messages every day multiple times a day as well :hug:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh yeah, I talk to her in email a ton.She's been trying to cheer me up with silly pictures.

And thanks :huggle:
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Senom300 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
There are no words for how much this hurts me.

Probably just as much as it's hurting everyone else...

I've kept Mr. Strobel in my prayers for the past few days, and it breaks my heart thinking that things like this happen to innocent people like that.

I'm praying now that his soul's resting in peace.

I'm so sorry, AJ. *hugs*
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniffles* :iconsadhugplz:

Hopefully he is in a better place. He was a Christian man and so was his family as far as everyone knew so yeah... Thanks for praying. :huggle:
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Writer
...That is awful...Oh my gosh. :tears: God rest his soul. :( :huggle:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Him and his family are Christian so it lessons the blow a little... :iconsadhugplz:
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Writer
Well that is good news, but that still is so...tragic. :(

:huggle:
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Darkhearteddemon Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no...:huggle: :( :( :cry:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsadhugplz:
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Eyliana Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry :(
:hug: I wish you and the family a lot of strength!
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... :iconsadhugplz:
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so sorry! :( :hug:
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsadhugplz:
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Writer
...:( I feel so bad for your family and theirs. I really hope they find him soon.
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same. Thanks :huggle:
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Writer
No problem dear. :heart:
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Elentari412 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh gosh, that's crazy. I'll keep hoping!
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AJ333 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Darkhearteddemon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no. I hope they find him alive and well!!!
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here. I'm just... in like tons of shock. It's some one we knew, some one who's kids I've played with... I really don't know what to think at this rate =/
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Darkhearteddemon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh no....I don't know what to say/think/etc...
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll throw in a prayer to Thor, too, to go easy with his thunder. :D
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thanks.
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Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Any time. :D
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012   Writer
Oh no, that is horrible! :( I am shall be sure to pray very hard.
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. For me it's just a constant "please let him be alive, please let him be ok, please let them find him..." repeat and amen.
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PoolofFadedMemories Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012   Writer
It is no problem, really. I know you would do the same for me. :heart:
I hear you...I am offering up some prayers for him, don't worry.
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ShadowQueen25 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am so sorry. I hope for his family's sake that he is okay
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here :( The thought of those very little kids going "Mommy? Where's daddy? Is daddy coming home soon?" and her not having an answer breaks my heart =/
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