Owner of biotechnology firm, Diomics Inc., and his 12-year-old son died in a Colorado plane crash on July 21st.
Jeff Morhet, 43, of Jasper, and his oldest son, Jack, were flying to an air show in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin in his CJ-6A airplane when they crashed. Both were killed in the wreck.
Morhet is survived by his wife, Deirdre, and their other children Alexandra, Teddy and Gemma.
“They were amazing, amazing people, my husband gave more than people ever really know about him,” Deirdre told Fox 10. “Jack was so excited to go. Just him and dad, nobody else.”
Morhet was born in Jasper and earned his bachelor of science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. He attended Arizona State University’s Executive MBA Program and Harvard Business School.
His biotech company, Diomics, uses nanotechnology to collect genetic material to solve crimes. Its product, the X-Swab, is designed to replace the cotton swab investigators use to collect DNA at crime scenes.