This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, JEROLD HAAS who may have made it to be 43 years old , born on September 30, 1975. His life was ripped away from us and his life ended too soon.  He took off August 31st, 2018 not telling anyone what he was doing or where he was going. His badly decomposed remains were found November 3, 2018.  Many are heart broken. Everyone who knew him loved him. He had a big heart and a kind gentle nature. He was low key and laid back. Many knew him as Darry, tonehog or Knot, Not Naught! online.  What a tragedy that can never be reversed.  We'll remember him forever. He wasn't a person easy to forget. He left behind many online friends, his music online under tonehog and computer videos on youtube. He was a good soldier and suffered much hardship.

We know he went in the woods to get away, think and be alone. He had a habit of doing that when under a lot of stress or experiencing a major anxiety attack. He never was gone for very long. (Normally less than a week.)He had been working and completed  a cryptocurrency project for a non-profit, Tessr. Tessr Board members changed the mission of the foundation at the meeting he missed attending August 30, 2018. It was suppose to be a non-profit educational foundation for free education.  The mission was changed to securing the voting. His political affiliation was a Libertarian. They were Democrats. One of the board members was an ex-Columbus politician. They messed with the wrong computer nerd.  He left with the cryptocurrency coded programming key. Tessr folded with his demise. He did white hat hacking. Several employers called him a computer Ninja. He was playful and funny and young at heart.

All his computers, cell phones, headphones etc. which were normally in his backpack were accounted for. All of computers and phones after drying out were operational except the work computer. His wallet with  some cash (not all that he left with), bank card, credit cards were in his pants pocket wallet.  The mystery is why he was found so far away from his backpack with all his computers. He NEVER went anyplace without his backpack and computers. His life was in his computers. He was a brilliant highly skilled computer software engineer (programmer) who spoke three foreign languages (Spanish, German & Mandarin Chinese). There was evidence he had been camping and living off the land. People living on The Shepherd's Way witnessed him walking on the road and being in the woods behind their homes.

Because he wasn't found soon after his death and his remains were badly decomposed; his exact cause of death hasn't been determined. His bones showed he had a broken femur  ( dislocated/broken hip). This was a life threatening injury.  He would not have been able to stand or walk with those injuries at least for the distance he was found from his backpack. Those injuries normally occur from a fall from a very great height or a high energy collision such as being hit by an automobile or motorcycle while walking , a gun shot wound or a fight where a person is knocked down and their leg jumped on. But  my son wouldn't have been doing any of those things in the nude.

There were 4 twitter posts deleted the last week in September 2018. Where he was or how those posts got deleted is unknown. It is a big mystery. None of his computers or phones were used after he went missing from Columbus. The police say it is difficult to impossible to obtain that information from twitter. They don't believe the deleted posts are irrelevant. I believe he befriended someone and helped with a computer issue they were having and used their cell phone or computer to delete those posts. 

His remains which appeared to be dumped were found in a thicket near a soybean field at 183 Spring Hill Road, Clarksville, Ohio owned by Mr. Wm. C. O'Bryan, President & Chief Executive Officer of S.P.A., Inc./Softpak LTD a $23 million dollar computer software company.  The property is titled in the name of Springhill Farm, LLC.  Mr. .O'Bryan has another estate in Punta Gordon, Fl. that he lives in.  Mr. O'Bryan permits people to hunt his property and there are supposedly deer tree stands but the police informed me that he had NO deer cameras on his property anywhere on his over 300 acres.  That is highly unusual and very strange.

Why Are Rich People So Mean? Call it Rich Asshole Syndrome—the tendency to distance yourself from people with whom you have a large wealth differential. See Wired's article:
The question is why was his remains found so far away from his backpack? It took the Warren County Police department 2 weeks to find his backpack because Mr. Wm. C. O'Bryan would only allow the police to search within 100 feet of where his remains were found. My son's 10 missing teeth, hands, feet, neck and throat bones and the rest of his bones were never found. The police were unable to search further than 100 feet from where my son's remains were found on Mr. O'Bryan's property except by airplane. How did Jerold sustain such life threatening injuries in a soybean field?  Why has Mr. Wm. C. O'Bryan refused to let Jerold's Mother see where Jerold  was dumped & perhaps died and why has he posted no trespassing signs and blocked the road to prevent access to his driveway?  What is Mr. Wm. C. O'Bryan afraid of or what is he trying to hide? Was Mr. O'Bryan a contributor to the Tessr foundation? All donations were private and by unknown donors. Major Arrasmith of the Warren County Sheriff's Dept. told me that if I contacted Mr. O'Bryan or stepped foot on his property, I'd be arrested for trespassing. Mr. O'Bryan's computer software company is the largest employer in Clarksville.

Why his Mother believes some evil came upon him:

There are 11 registered sexual predators living within walking distance (5 miles) of where he was camping and found which was off of The Shepherd's Way, Clarksville, Ohio. (Actually 13 at the time of his death. 2 have moved away.)  I have the names and addresses.  It's public information that can be found online. There are two camps in Clarksville, Ohio for children that no doubt draw predators within walking distance of where my son was found. One of those camps rent to outside clubs and organizations for activities during the time my son went missing.

The area looks like a safe haven with many beautiful, large and expensive homes with lots of trees and many acres of woods. We lived in Warren county and Jerold graduated from Springboro High School so he was familiar with the area. But oh how things have changed since then.. You would find it hard to believe the kind of activities that go on in the camps in Clarksville rented to the outside groups in September each year for more than the last ten years. I was totally shocked. Do people who live on The Shepherd's Way and in Clarksville, Ohio Warren County know what is happening in their neighborhood?

Within walking distance there was and  still is a bar which is a known to be frequented by a notorious motorcycle club.

Within walking distance  was and still is an RV camp known to contain many people who are down on their luck and who have drugs and  there is much violence.

The coroner told his mother (me) that he is kept busy with people committing suicide in Clarksville jumping off the bridge. (or perhaps getting pushed) 

All the country roads surrounding the area he was in have no street lights. It's very dark on all the two lane country roads surrounding where my son was camping and my son wore all black clothing. It was his routine to walk his dog every night. He walked to and from his work in Columbus normally.

If my son was struck by a golf cart (golf carts are available at 4H Camp Graham)  auto, motorcycle or a 4 wheeler (Mr. O'Bryan has 4 wheelers), there is an area on Mr. O'Bryan's property that vehicles pull off the road into and near the soybean field where my son was found. It would have been an easy way to dump his body. I find this most improbable that he would have been walking the road naked and without his backpack containing phones & computers or that wild animals undressed his body without making rips or tares in his clothing. Was he ambushed at the creek where he had made a campsite and where his backpack was found?
My son was found with 10 missing teeth, no hands, no neck bones, no feet and the broken femur neck.

My son was found  completely naked.

My son was NOT gay but he was a handsome man and would get hit on sometimes by men.

The area is known as a hub for gay activity, drugs, violence and demonic pagan worship.

My son left with $200 cash in his wallet but was found with less. How did he spend any money camping in the woods?  No stores or no one saw him in Clarksville making any food purchases. 

My son was found hundreds of yards away from his backpack where he was camping. He was found on property belonging to Wm. C. O'Bryan. Everyone the police spoke to said Jerold never went anywhere without his backpack.

I haven't had access to his clothing but was told, his clothing was not ripped off him. The police say the wild animals undressed him but I was told his pants were unzipped and unsnapped. I was told there were no tears in his shirt or socks.

The police have done no DNA testing of his clothing to see if he bled out. They said that cost money. They say they think he decomposed with his clothes on so DNA testing would not help.

The last week of September posts were deleted from his twitter account. I believe that is when he died. Police said the deleted posts are irrelevant. Police investigation indicates that none of his phones or computers were used after the day he went missing. The last post he made on his twitter account was " ANARCHIST ". 

The Coroner from Warren County, Dr. Russell Uptegrove( paper coroner as he has no facilities to do autopsies) suggested to me that perhaps he fell down and broke his femur which is the strongest bone in the body in a wet soggy soybean field or possibly from a deer tree stand that was not very far away or jumped off the bridge. The bridge was too far away from where he was for that to be feasible.  It's quite ridiculous. My son was afraid of heights and would not have been naked climbing a tree or jumping off a bridge. 

I can't believe he would go to Mr. O'Bryan's property which has so many mosquitos (used to be a mushroom farm) and was very wet, soggy and cold that September. My son was wearing black tennis shoes with thin socks. People can not tolerate being there (I've been told by reporters and photographers) because of the mosquitos. His shirt found near his bones was only a sleeveless t-shirt. It's inconceivable that he would go willingly in a mosquito infested area and leave his computers & cell phones so far away dressed the way he was. It rained a lot that September 2018 and the weather turned cold in the evenings. He took no coat, sweater or jacket. It's hard to believe he was out in the weather under those conditions without the proper clothing to keep warm.

I believe he was with someone at some other place. And how would he have gotten naked? The position that his remains were found in clearly indicated that his body had been dumped. Detectives told me he had been dumped when they notified me of his death.

My son was not on any drugs or medications when he went missing. He had been only taking Mr. Ford's miracle herbs Life Vantage. My son had been a taking prescription drug for anxiety  (General Anxiety Disorder) for years.  He lost his drivers license as a result of one incidence with only privileges to drive to and from work. He was trying to get off that medication. There were no signs of any alcohol or drugs where he was found, camping or in his backpack or in his personal property taken from his apartment that he shared with his recent new girlfriend..
Bottom Line- ACCIDENT OR ACT OF VIOLENCE?  Warren County Coroner says- UNDETERMINED

Jerold had unplugged from all technology. In his backpack he had a New Testament with Psalms. My son is finally in a place of safety.  May he rest in peace and I so look forward to seeing him again soon at the resurrection.

The popular and well known technology magazine from New York - "WIRED"- has an article about Jerold Haas and the Tessr Foundation on the one year anniversary of Jerold's death and having gone missing in the November/December 2019 edition.  This edition is now available in November written by Brendan I. Koerner . (Author of  the Book "The Skies Belong to Us")

Some of the information in this article is inaccurate. Some of the information used in this article describing my son's character came from people who were supposedly friends of my son. People are inclined to be jealous of those who are gifted. ( Like my grandmother always said, "Them that accuse are most always them that are a doing." Money is the one thing you can count on to destroy lifelong friendships as well as marriages. My son was a contract worker who didn't get paid regularly and has bad credit and didn't pay bills or debts reliably. Sometimes he didn't get paid at all. Much of his work was done for his best friend from high school who did not pay him what he was worth.  He went months working without payment, no health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance or benefits. He struggled financially much of his adult working life. His "friends" and loyalty to them to build their  start-up computer software business was his down fall.  (steve job and steve wozniak scenario) My son didn't have a mean bone in his body. But, he was a passive aggressive personality.  

My son was never arrested by the police for breaking a window to a church to take refuge from cold winter weather. He was detained, given something to eat, drink and was driven home. He was suppose to pay for the broken window glass. He died before it was paid for. This occurred on one of his wood escapes in winter and it snowed.

My son's skeleton remains were not leaned up against a tree, but in a discombobulated position against a small honey suckle bush (with the skull in pieces a distance away).

The medications my son took were prescription drugs prescribed by his physician for anxiety. He was never arrested for buying or selling street drugs.  He has never been charged with any felonies. There are inaccurate online stories to smear his name and reputation to minimize his life and suggest his death was his own doing. But my son was doing very well financially at the time of his death. Even the police said they don't believe that was the case because he was making a lot of money at the time he left.

May the Lord repay all his friends and associates according to their works.
2 Timothy 4:14

What I've learned is that my son's online friends were so much better people  and friends to him than his real life (meatface) associates. Most of his meatface friends or his new girlfriend have NOT posted a tribute, sent a note or card of condolence since his death . No one from Tessr has shown any empathy to the family. No one with the exception of his girlfriend would even talk to me or respond to emails. No wonder he spent so much time online with online friends.

Jerold's own words from his twitter account

Two people conjoined by the spirit, never to be separated again, no matter the distance. Death is only a long nap until we awake again, right next to each other.

“The LORD said, ‘What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.’“ (Genesis 4:10)  God hates the shedding of innocent blood. Jerold's blood cries out from the ground.

If anyone has any information that might lead to solving the mystery of what happened to Jerold, please contact me,  Jerold's Mum or perhaps Major Steve Arrasmith, Investigations Division Commander, Warren County Sheriff's Office at 513-336-0070. 

His grieving family is still looking for answers. We don't know when he died, exactly where he died and why he died or how he died. There is something of his that is missing. Something that someone may have thought was very valuable. Where and how did those twitter posts get deleted?  Someone in Clarksville or Columbus, Ohio knows, saw or heard something. Please help us find some answers.

Is this is a cold case? Will I live to know what happened to my only son?  IS MY SON A THROW AWAY VICTIM?


If anyone has any information, please help Jerold's family get answers and closure.

Posted by Therese LeDantec on April 7, 2021
There are some souls whose path is so unique and rare that few, if any, can follow let alone understand or navigate the same footfalls pursued by the navigator... Jerold forged a novel path out of the roughhewn IT landscape from the sheer force of his will, indomitable talent and unique perspective...
By virtue of the callous indifference of the landowner, the land on which Jerold's remains were found shall forever remain cursed and blighted...
Those who have withheld the truth of Jerold's demise shall likewise be cursed to roam this earth unsated, damned to pursue ends that shall remain eternally evasive to their grasp...their hunger for peace and thirst for relief shall remain forever unquenched...
Unless or until the truth is revealed, all those involved will undoubtedly find themselves tortured by the flames of unspoken truth, knowing neither rest nor solace in this world and the next...
May God have mercy on those pathetic souls whose cowardice keeps them from offering closure to this young man's mother...
May God bless Jerold, his family and friends...
Posted by Moira Lee on January 16, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart feels your pain oh too well. God is very close to the Broken Hearted . I know your pain. It is the same as mine. Be good to yourself mama ❤️
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on November 12, 2020
REFER TO A NEW POST under the section "STORIES" ADDED BY ERIN RYAN 11/10/20- Titled: "All Things Unknown" . SHE KNEW HIM BETTER THAN ANYONE.
Posted by Janie Cox on November 3, 2020
Praying, for you.

`*.¸.*✻ღϠ₡ღ ℒƠѵℯ & Hugz..☆ . ƸӜƷ
Posted by Anne Van De Laar on November 3, 2020
I Think of you....
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on September 30, 2020
If you were still alive my Son, you would be having your 45th Birthday today. I would have ordered for you a book from your Amazon Book Wishlist. That was just a kind of a tradition for us. We both shared that love of books, reading and learning. I miss you. Growing old means experiencing lots of losses but all these losses are temporary.
Posted by Anne Van De Laar on September 12, 2020
With love....
Posted by Janie Cox on September 12, 2020
just strolling by, cought my eye. my heart aces for you. i have a only son. sharing this story.  Praying for you.  God's love shine his light on the Truth. Amen. bless you..
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on September 5, 2020
It was Nov. 2017, the last time we went to the movies together and it was to see Murder on the Orient Express. We sat down in the middle of the studio in the last row as far away from speakers as possible because the sound was very loud. A couple came in and a Muslim dressed lady said to my son, "Do you mind if I sit next to you?" Jer said softly, "Absolutely not. But the real question is do you mind sitting next to me? " She sat down beside him.
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on July 26, 2020
I remember my son at the gas station with each fill up. When he was young, or if he was with me, he always pumped the gas for me. I don't like the smell of gas. One day when he was about 16 years old, I was driving and he said, " Stop the car now." I stopped the car, he jumped out and ran to a park where there were 3 boys bullying another young boy. He got between them and settled it peacefully. He was peacemaker. Even as an adult and at Tessr he was able to make peace in their heated board meetings. 
Posted by Tammy Cappelli on April 24, 2020
I just finished reading your tribute and looking at the photos... My heart is just breaking for you both, please accept my heartfelt condolences! I cannot imagine what you are going through. But I do know it cannot be easy. Your son was very handsome. Not counting how you described him as a human being. He looks like a gentle soul. We will never understand why things happen like they do? But your son does deserve justice!  You, the parents deserve justice. I pray that one day this will happen  I lost my beautiful 30 year old son Christopher Michael Joseph Cappelli to suicide 8/23/17. My life is forever changed. Our children are everything! I pray that God will give you some peace in life.  Praying you get answers! 
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on March 1, 2020
To Everyone who was kind and loving enough to have left a tribute to my son even though they did not know him, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. May God repay your kindness and love ten fold.
Posted by Veronica J. Valentini on February 29, 2020
A beautiful tribute - You don't know me but saw your Facebook post and wanted to stop by the lovely page you made for Jerold in his honor. So I light a candle for Jerold today. I'm so sorry for your loss and that he was taken from you way too soon. God bless you and I will say a prayer for Jerold because my mom taught me that the more we pray for all souls who pass - the more God knows how wonderful Jerold was and allows God to give him more peace and allows him to cope living in Heaven, content and happier, pain free and until his family meets with him again for the rest of eternity. I pray this happens for all of us. I pray that it's all true. Take care.
Posted by Saaondo Mase on February 28, 2020
Feeling like when lost my mum then ,Rip bro
Posted by Anne Van De Laar on February 20, 2020
I know how hopeless you feel, my language is not so good, but I understand your story.
I will send you the strength and the love for the future.
Thinking of you ♥️
Posted by Patricia Melley on February 6, 2020
Very sorry about your loss.. it all sound very suspicous..I dont want to make you feel worse but sounds like something bad happened to him? May Gid give you strength.
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on January 31, 2020
One year ago 1/31/2019 my son's remains came home. There wasn't much of him left.  He was declared legally dead 11/3/18. However as of 1/31/20 we still don't know when he died or how he died. Rest in peace my son knowing that I won't have any rest or peace until there are answers.
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on January 11, 2020
Jerold's favorite automobile was the Volkswagen Jetta standard transmission. He liked black or gray colored ones. He owned several of them. The same style, model and similar color. 
He liked plain greek yogurt and his steaks rare. He liked Puer Chinese Tea and liked to play a Chinese game called GO. Chinese food was a favorite especially what he called "sticky rice". He liked black coffee, lots of black coffee. He liked 100% cotton button down dress shirts and 100% wool sweaters, cargo pants (the more pockets the better) and boots.These were a few of his favorite things.
The foreign country Jerold said he would want to live in outside of the USA was ICELAND. 
He was a good soldier. He endured hardship. He was a cyperpunk, libertarian and mensch. He was a minimalist.
Posted by Judith Wallace Huff on December 8, 2019
Post from one of his online friends regarding article

An article about my friend and mentor in all things from coding to chaos, Jerold Haas/tonehog/Compy. I'd say I miss you but *waves at computer* you're always with me
Posted by Jerry Huff on July 23, 2019
We may have not always got along, however he was a bigger part of my life than my on sons. He now is Resting In Peace. No one or anything can harm him now.
Posted by Connie Branam on June 5, 2019
He was my nephew. The little boy that called me Nonnie. Although we rarely saw each other as adults, when we did he always called me aunt Connie and showed me respect. He really was a diamond in the rough. I’ll always love and miss you Jerry.
Posted by Wasin Thonkaew on April 26, 2019
Hey thank you so much for good memory of online friendship we've shared. It's so sudden and shocking news I knew from your mom that you are no longer here. Although we didn't chat much, but I do remember good memory you left a mark on our friendship. You have nothing to worry about from now. Fair well compositeforce.
Posted by Ren Morrison on March 28, 2019
Jerold was a great mentor and friend online. I had known him for 7 years. A lot of people in the online communities looked up to him. He will be missed.
We had a running joke that he was going to have an army of Scottish fold kittens. The kittens would be able to sneak into enemy territory and not be detected because of their cuteness. He would always refer to them as “the folds.”
Posted by Scott Yannitell on February 9, 2019
Thank you 'Darry' for the memories we had and for being a confidant and friend.

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Posted by Therese LeDantec on April 7, 2021
There are some souls whose path is so unique and rare that few, if any, can follow let alone understand or navigate the same footfalls pursued by the navigator... Jerold forged a novel path out of the roughhewn IT landscape from the sheer force of his will, indomitable talent and unique perspective...
By virtue of the callous indifference of the landowner, the land on which Jerold's remains were found shall forever remain cursed and blighted...
Those who have withheld the truth of Jerold's demise shall likewise be cursed to roam this earth unsated, damned to pursue ends that shall remain eternally evasive to their grasp...their hunger for peace and thirst for relief shall remain forever unquenched...
Unless or until the truth is revealed, all those involved will undoubtedly find themselves tortured by the flames of unspoken truth, knowing neither rest nor solace in this world and the next...
May God have mercy on those pathetic souls whose cowardice keeps them from offering closure to this young man's mother...
May God bless Jerold, his family and friends...
Posted by Moira Lee on January 16, 2021
I’m so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart feels your pain oh too well. God is very close to the Broken Hearted . I know your pain. It is the same as mine. Be good to yourself mama ❤️
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Jerold's own words about his love for coffee

Coffee is the nectar of beings from another universe that have perfected the science of Getting Things Done.

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Shared by Erin Cara Ryan-Haas on November 12, 2020
Darry was one of the most amazing creatures I have ever known. He loved me more than oxygen and Iadored him more than the sun and moon combined! He disappeared on his way here to see. ME! How am I supposed to feel or respond. Jarrett is an opportunistic liar at best! Isn't it funny edge still owed him 25,000. Yep you left us high dry and. "JERRY WAS THE TEAM! BUT "THE TEAM" Will get on that. Countless hour s,day,months to back up a fraud in the end. The truth Edge Webware would have died long ago minus Darry. I dare anyone to question the truth...... I miss him every hour of every day. He let me experience two humans becoming one. Mike, Dave Shade, Jeff Holiday, LB, Maddy, Cameron , Scott ,Mark, Daddy, Transciever Frek, Novel Ogre , Tlk, Morrissey,(thank you)Ted Sherman , and even Chip of coarse Perisho. We loved all of you. You made us what we were we loved most of you and some lost there way but are not ever forgotten. "The WORLD TOMORROW DIED TODAY....EVEN THE ANGLES LOOKED THE OTHER WAY....." BLACKLAB Erin Ryan -Haas and Jerold Haas

​In meatspace he was @jeroldhaas

Shared by Judith Wallace Huff on March 31, 2019

Mentor and loyal friend. He ran through wires, disguised in screens. He blended patterns of input streams. He traced out pathways, dissolved in beams. He breached through cores on static wings.

Twitter post by an anonymous friend

Last Mother's Day Sentiment from my son

Shared by Judith Wallace Huff on September 24, 2019
Mother's Day May 2018