Staff photo/Hayley Day A rock off Beaverton Valley Road on San Juan Island was painted by Cask and Schooner staff to honor Jonathon Tapia-Rojas.

San Juan Islander Tapia-Rojas found deceased after reported missing

On Thursday, July 20, Jonathan Tapia-Rojas, who was in his mid-20s, was reported missing by his family. It was further reported he had not been seen since Tuesday. An extensive search between locals and the sheriff’s office was conducted. On Saturday morning a Friday Harbor resident found a deceased body in the woods off Finnegan Ridge Road. The deceased was identified as the missing man.

At this time the sheriff’s office is ruling it a suicide.

If you or anyone you know is considering suicide, please contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office at 360-378-4151 or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to their website at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

A fund has been set up to support the young man’s wife and two children at www.gofundme.com/jonathon-tapiarojas-memorial-fund.

According to the website, Tapia-Rojas had been battling depression for some time.

 

Staff photo/Hayley Day A rock off Beaverton Valley Road on San Juan Island was painted to honor Jonathon Tapia-Rojas.