Atascadero residents William and Mary Jane Jodry, the parents of 21-year-old Thomas Robert Jodry who fell to his death on the night of September 14, 2019, are offering a $10,000 reward for information to solving the case of their son’s death.
The parents filed a civil complaint on May 14, against David Allen Knight, age 57, alleging that Knight “intentionally and proximately caused the death of Thomas Robert Jodry.” A civil complaint only represents one side of a lawsuit.
In testimony for the case, Knight denied that he had any criminal convictions, but since-expunged court records obtained by The Tribune show that Knight had a felony court conviction in 2003 for molesting a child under 14. Of course, Tommy didn't know that, and he tended to look young for being 21. He had a baby face. It's unknown if that has anything to do with Knight's fascination with him and possible involvement in his death - I am just speculating.
Thomas met Knight when Knight purchased a cactus from him. They had communicated for several weeks about their shared appreciation for art. They left Tommy's parents' house to view artwork at Cal Poly, but instead, Mr. Knight took him to the Frog & Peach Pub in San Luis Obispo that night. This is in spite of the fact that Tommy was set up to sign into an alcohol rehabilitation program. He was suffering from depression and anxiety and had a tendency to use alcohol as a means to cope with his demons.
Tommy and David proceeded to drink heavily. Tommy's blo... keep reading on reddit ➡