I just created this account because I just remembered this thing that happened. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this. I was hoping me and my friends could get some closure. 2 years ago, one of our online friends went missing. I can't remember the exact date, but it was after February because my last direct message to him on Discord was February 5th. We didn't mostly talk through DMs, we talked in a server that no longer exists afaik. So I'll give all the info I know, which isn't that much, because he was very paranoid. Online: He went by the username GeekDucks, it's what we mostly knew him as. He was very paranoid and didn't want to give his real name or much of any actual information. He opened up to someone else who knew his name, I heard her mention it once, can't remember if it was Bryce or Brian. I think it was Bryce. The game we mainly played together was Overwatch. He was gold ranked and mostly played the character of Junkrat. He was enthusiastic in game, and he gave a lot of good advice after the games were over too. He dealt with depression in the past, he was being treated for it, but I don't know if it was working well. Irl: From what he mentioned of his life, he was in his mid-twenties, had a beard, was a pizza delivery guy for Dominos, lived in Louisiana, and lived on a farm. He raised ducks, and that' where his username came from. He knew how to shoot a gun. He owned multiple guns. He lived with his grandparents on this farm, and he had a brother that was there too. He also had a sister, she lived out of town. Can't remember but she might have even been living in another state. He talked about her in a worried way a lot. Not a lot of direct info, but he seemed to imply she was either involved with a gang or drug dealing, and that some people may have wanted to hurt her. He also mentioned a step mother before. She was supposedly abusive. He actually had an instance where he was detained for 2 months after striking her after a situation where he claimed she was physically abusing him. She also supposedly stole a lot of household things. He never mentioned his mother, and I don't recall him ever speaking of his father other than talking about how bad the step mother acted towards him too. His family was also homophobic. And he was gay. He was a closet homosexual and it was one of his biggest fears they would find out. Alarming things he said before going missing: He mentioned several times various situations that were conserning and may explain his disappearance. Another one of my friends who was closer to him said he told her that if someone was going to harm his sister, he was going to drive up there and teach them a lesson. He also spoke of running away from home multiple times. He always said his dream was to run away, find love, get married, invite his family to the wedding without telling them he was marrying a man, and have them find out on the wedding day. He also seemed to still have depressive episodes. That and his previous instance of being detained made for a lot of worries. Disappearance: The last time he contacted anyone from what I can tell, is late one night, messaging one of our friends on Discord. He seemed fairly normal, and he asked if she wanted to have a voice call, which we often did, so it wasn't too abnormal. She said yes, but she had to go to the bathroom first. When she came back and said she was ready, he just...never answered. He never called. Never messaged anyone else. We tried to contact other mutual friends, but he was very secretive and nobody else knew anything about it either. This was within the same week as him alluding to someone possibly wanting to harm his sister, so he might have gotten mixed up into that. Though my friend says he had been worried the night before that his brother, who has access to his computer, may have found out he was gay. I tried to stay optimistic to keep everyone from falling into a panic over it, but after the months kept going and nobody heard of him, we just kind of accepted he probably wasn't coming back. Everyone just sort of stopped mentioning him to not bring up bad thoughts, and it's like slowly everybody just started to pretend he just never existed. Me and my friend were trying to use google for a while to try to have some closure, but without his real name or any way to contact him or anyone from his home life, we were left with just searching up missing people cases or deaths of men in Louisiana. We didn't find any stories about a Bryce or a Brian that looked how whatever little of him we saw. Strange note: His Overwatch account became active some time after he went missing, but his brother had access to it, and looking at the stats, we deduced it was the brother who was using the account. None of the characters being played at the time were the characters GeekDucks would normally play. Many of us tried to DM the phantom account to ask what was going on, but we never got any replies. Eventually, whoever was running the account at that point in time deleted all of us from the friend list. The only other place we used to see him was Discord and his Discord remained inactive from the moment my friend came back from the bathroom that night. Our theories: The ones we could come up with were that he either got in trouble with the law or a gang involving his sister, in which case he is either dead or in prison, or that his family found out about his sexuality and he ended up being disowned or committed suicide. We don't think he would have just left like that and is living his life all fine and dandy. We knew this guy and spoke to him daily for months and months. I don't think this was a joke or just him getting bored of everyone. Something bad must have happened to him. I think 2 years was more than long enough for him to slip up if he was just pretending to be gone. (Note: one of us speculated once that the name he gave that one time might not have actually been his name. Again, he was very paranoid.) I was just hoping maybe I could get some ideas of what could have happened, or someone better than me at this could figure it out. It doesn't matter if all I knew of him was a character in a game or words on a screen. That was a real person behind the screen and I want to know what happened to him.