Missing Michigan trans man Jay Ralko found dead, police say probably suicide

Jay Ralko

The body of a missing 22-year-old man was found dead Tuesday.

Jay Ralko, a transgender man who suffered from bipolar disorder, was found dead in the parking lot of Meijer at 13 Mile and Mound according to Louis Galasso, Warren police deputy commissioner.

Ralko was inside his Ford Escape and police suspect suicide.

Ralko’s sister Molly posted on Facebook that she was proud to be his sister and that Ralko had been through a lot.

“Not many people would be able to get through what he has,” she wrote. “He has struggled with so much in the last few years.”

“My only wish now is that all the pain has gone away and he has found peace.”

Ralko was last seen on Dec. 10 when he left a cryptic note for his roommate saying there was an emergency.

R.I.P Jay

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