The young San Diegan was first reported missing on January 22, 2017
San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN) is getting word today that the body of one time Hillcrest resident Jake Roberson, 30, was found by a fisherman in Pyramid Lake Falls, about 58 miles north of Los Angeles.
Roberson was first reported missing by his family on January 22, 2017. Police ran the information his family had given them about his vehicle and found that it was reported abandoned and unlocked on Highway 5 South near the Vista Del Lago exit.
His mother, Sharon Sue German Roberson says both the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office and the San Diego Police Department have confirmed that his body was identified on Saturday, February 25.
It is believed that Jake was on a solo trek of self-enlightenment. SDGLN reached out to the San Diego Police Department, but they did not immediately respond with details of the case.
"He was always looking out for the underdog and comforting those that were hurting," his mother told SDGLN. "He had a gift for making people feel better and his laugh and smile could make all troubles go away -at least for the moment."
His mother said he was always a kind and gentle little boy, but sometimes insisted on doing things his own way.
Jake graduated from Massillon Washington High School in 2005 then went on to attend Drexel University in Philadelphia graduating CumLaude in business and marketing.
Using his body as a fine tuned instrument, Jake was heavily into baseball, golfing and competitive diving.
He would later land a job at Sea World San Diego as a performer, taking those diving skills to China and Japan where he became a platform and tower diver in water shows.
Later Jake would become a yoga instructor and bartender which would connect him to the community, a place where he passionately discussed religion, philosophy and metaphysics to all who would listen.
Friends and family have been flooding Sharon’s personal Facebook page with words of support and condolences upon hearing of her son's passing.
"So very sorry Roberson Family for the loss of your Dear Son! Didn't know Jake personally, but knew Jim in college and also from Massillon living in Socal, so I received many posts that I shared! So wishing for a different outcome! RIP Lovely Soul!" - Deborah Koch Ito Facebook
"Sending prayers and my deepest condolences to the Roberson family, so very sorry for your loss. May Jake Rest in Peace." - Traci Selogy – Facebook
"Phil,Sharon & Ruth. My heart breaks for you and the outcome of Jake. He truly was a special person that holds a special place in the hearts of many." - Deborah Dehnke – Facebook
"There are no words strong enough to say to convey sympathy to all who loved him. He is at peace but his family is so heartbroken. May they feel the outpouring of love and support in the days ahead and may the Lord wrap them with His love, mercy, and peace." - Nancy Leffler - Facebook
Jake was a spiritual young man his mother says and he was preparing to take a trip to Oregon for some personal time and a chance to mediate.
She was concerned because Jake suffered from bipolar disorder and recently discussed going off his medication.
Heartbroken upon hearing of his death, his parents say he loved his family and was especially excited to have recently become an uncle.
"He had faith of a mountain and a desire to make the world a brighter place. He definitely made my world a better place," His mother said.
"He loved spending time with his large extended family, his beloved high school, college and San Diego friends. Everyone was Jakes friend. He was an angel on earth and now is an angel in heaven. I love you Jake .... more."
No services have been arranged at this time, the Los Angeles County Coroner is still conducting their investigation and will release his body in a few weeks.