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Man dies after being found injured near Interstate 17 and Peoria

Posted at 8:45 PM, Jul 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 01:12:53-04

Detectives and family are desperate for leads following the death of a 22-year-old recent college graduate who was found severely injured on the side of a Phoenix freeway. 

Jordan Boner was found by Phoenix police officers near Interstate 17 on the northbound off-ramp near Peoria Avenue. 

He was unconscious with a fractured skull just two miles from home. 

His injuries were so severe he was taken off life support two days later. 

“I knew he was out with friends and I just told him I’d catch up with him this weekend,” said John Harasymczuk, Boner's cousin.

What was supposed to be a celebration of success and dedication, is now a lesson in heartache. 

“He had a six-month internship with the Marriott, so that brought him out here, he was actually taking another job back in California, he was supposed to move out this last weekend,” Harasymczuk said. 

John Harasymczuk says for Jordan Boner; it's a future unrealized. 

The 22-year-old Cal State graduate was a good student, popular, athletic, with a smile to match.  

“He’s everything you ever wanted to have in your family,” Harasymczuk said. 

The night he was found, Jordan was out with friends before being separated from the group. 

What happened next remains a mystery, with detectives hard up for leads. 

“He was young, whatever happened he didn’t deserve, somebody knows something, he didn’t just end up there,” Harasymczuk said.