The body of Dammion Cain Heard was found hanging from a tree on April 2, 2014. In the six months that followed, police would conduct interviews with 45 people known to have been with Dammion in the days and hours leading up to his death. Many of them were friends with the cocky college wrestler, who they described as "one of the happiest guys" they knew. The investigation was far from clear-cut, but police ruled his death a suicide and closed the case on October 21, 2014. This story relies on police documents, private investigator interviews and medical records, as well as reporting done by the Crimesider team.
Dammion Cain Heard shown here with his father.