Austin Hesters death is being investigated as a suicide and a death investigation is underway, police said.
Police said they are looking for the man’s mother, who was with him at the time of his death.
The mother told authorities her son had been having a difficult time with his life and he had been trying to cope with the death of his mother and his father, who died of cancer in 2015.
Hester’s parents told police he had lived in the house with his mother for at least three years.
His mother, Donna Hester, said in a statement that she knew him as a nice, caring young man.
“He was the type of person who would put a smile on anyone’s face, even when they were hurt or disappointed.
He was just a great person and I will miss him so much,” she said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.