'It's Sad That All People Will Know About Him Is That He Was Strangled With His Underwear': Friends Of 'Atomic Wedgie' Victim Start Facebook Support Group

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Jan. 10 2014, Published 3:09 p.m. ET

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Friends of "atomic wedgie" victim Denver St. Clair have started a Facebook support group, has learned, to ensure that the man they loved isn't just remembered for the unusual way he died.

"It's sad to me that all a lot of people will know about Denver is that he was strangled with his underwear," pal David Thompson wrote on the wall of the support group, "For the Love of Denver St. Clair."

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"Why do the media only report disgusting things," he continued. "People will never know how nice and kind he was. They will never know that he helped anyone in need. They will never know how great of a person he really was. I am even more sad now after the media reports than when I seen sic him dead."

As has reported, Oklahoma native St. Clair was allegedly killed by blunt force trauma and/or asphyxiation when his stepson, Brad Lee Davis, struck him on the head and pulled his underwear over his face in a move he described to authorities as an "atomic wedgie." Davis is now in custody.

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St. Clair's funeral was on December 28, and featured a motorcycle procession in honor of the Harley Davidson enthusiast. Nearly a week later, the story of his death hit national media.

"The only thing that matters now are the memories he left for his family and friends to treasure," Melanie St. Clair Speckman wrote on the site. "… Only his family, friends and God need to know how much he will be missed."

Friends remembered a gregarious man "with a heart of gold" who "worked all week and partied all weekend."

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