I crossed paths a few times with Jay Austin when we both worked at HUD. I didn't know him well, but I found news of his death last year devastating ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.2132fb8b2e76 ).

In case anyone is intersted, The New York Times' The Weekly aired an episode this week about the murders of Jay and his girlfriend, Lauren Geoghegan, in Tajikistan, while they were biking around the world ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/t...ajikistan.html ). The episode is available on FX and Hulu, and linked to from the NYT article. While it touches on how wonderful Jay and Lauren were, it focuses on the ISIS-claimed attack that took their lives, and is somewhat graphic.