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Grieving Family Desperate To Find Dead Brother’s Storage Unit

Sep 30, 2020, 9:44 PM | Updated: 10:07 pm

PROVO, Utah – A grieving family is asking for the public’s help to find their dead brother’s storage unit somewhere in the Provo area.

The family was left with many questions after 35-year-old Preston Davis died by suicide.

Family members believe they will find closure if they find his belongings.

“We always knew that Preston would be there for us, that he would do anything,” said his sister Donalee Walker.

She described Davis as a protector and a loyal friend.

“He would gladly and without even thinking about it put himself in danger if it meant saving someone else,” Walker said.

He died by suicide on September 20.

“We never know what anyone is going through or how much a smile can change a person’s day,” Walker said.

“He never really talked about it,” said Davis’s best friend, Danny King. “Preston to us was always so chill, happy.”

Davis’s funeral was held on Sunday, and finding his belongings might be what brings his family and friends peace.

“He had a storage unit where he had kept all of his stuff in there. His pictures, his journals, his art,” King said.

No one knows where the storage unit it. That hits home for King.

“I know personally from losing my brother back in 2007 that when someone passes you want to keep as much of them with you,” he said.

King made flyers which he has posted at gas stations and storage units along the Provo River. The flyers have photos from the set of keys believed to go with the unit.

Davis’s family knows that his belongings won’t bring him back, but they hope his story can help save another life.

“If you have thought about or considered suicide please choose to stay,” Walker said. “The people in your life need you to choose to stay.”

If you think you can help find the storage unit belonging to Davis, call 801-919-4448.

Suicide Prevention Resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or exhibiting warning signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Additional Crisis Hotlines

  • Utah County Crisis Line: 801-226-4433
  • Salt Lake County/UNI Crisis Line: 801-587-3000
  • Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393
  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741-741
  • Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ teens: 1-866-488-7386
  • University Of Utah Crisis Interventional Crisis Line: 801-587-300

Online resources

In an emergency

  • Call the police
  • Go to the emergency room
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Grieving Family Desperate To Find Dead Brother’s Storage Unit