The president of the Young Democrats of Maryland was found dead in D.C., more than a week after his disappearance,
The death of Joseph Kitchen, 34, was announced Sunday night by Prince George’s County police, a day after the department asked for the public’s help in locating him,” the New York Post reported.
Kitchen had been missing since Aug. 8, when he was last seen at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.
“We are saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely passing of Joseph Kitchen,” the Young Democrats of America said in a Twitter post Sunday night. “Joseph always pushed YDA to live up to its values and was someone who was not satisfied with accepting the status quo. His passion will be deeply missed.”
The Maryland Democratic Party also expressed condolences on Twitter, calling Kitchen “a kind heart that has impacted so many.”
D.C. police are leading the investigation into Kitchen’s death.