The president of the Young Democrats of Maryland was found dead in Washington, D.C., more than a week after he went missing in Maryland. Prince George’s County police announced the death of Joseph Kitchen on Sunday night, a day after the department asked for the public’s help in locating him.
H/T: New York Post
“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.”
We are saddened to learn of the tragic and untimely passing of Joseph Kitchen.— Young Democrats of America (@youngdems) August 16, 2020
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.
We express our deepest condolences.
With a heavy heart, we are sad to say that Joseph Kitchen has passed.— Maryland Democratic Party (@mddems) August 16, 2020
Joseph Kitchen was the President of the Young Democrats of Maryland. A kind heart that has impacted so many.
Rest in peace, Joseph Kitchen. pic.twitter.com/VapF0cH4SJ
Police Looking For Missing Young Democrats Of Maryland President Joseph Kitchen https://t.co/r2UA3qWqQj— CalicoRogue (@RogueCalico) August 16, 2020
Another long time friend in Dem politics has died. Joseph Kitchen was a long time (since high school) activist and operative in politics. He was an educator & multiple term elected President of Young Dems of MD. He was only 34.... rest in power Joseph https://t.co/OaPL66yIRr— Atima Omara (@atima_omara) August 17, 2020
Sadly the family just released a statement. Joseph Kitchen was found deceased in his apartment. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/PjO7BIIgRN— Simply Ebony (@ebonyajohnson) August 16, 2020
ABOUT JOSEPH KITCHEN- Please read this update. We have been personally trying to contact him since Wednesday, August 10 with no response. He was last heard from on Tuesday, August 11. See update from @WanikaFisher: pic.twitter.com/STFtLVI47k— Jheanelle Wilkins (@JheanelleW) August 15, 2020