Don Johnson Michaels, long-time editor for Coma News Daily has gone missing and is presumed dead, according to those who know him and local authorities.
Michaels, 54, a local reporting legend, was last seen two weeks ago laughing hysterically as he rode off on one of the ponies belonging to his employer, Davis Montgomery III, publisher of Coma News Daily.
Coma Sheriff Paul T. Frostnib said that Michaels was “likely dead,” but that foul play was not suspected.
A fixture of Coma public life for decades, Michaels touched many residents in a variety of places.
“He will be forever remembered for his brooding and depressive manner—except at the end there where he apparently went out with a laugh,” Montgomery said.
Michaels left no family behind. His friends plan a private memorial service next week at Bears Biker Bar. They asked that in lieu of flowers, grieving members of the public send cash donations to the Coma News Daily reporter food fund.