PENN HILLS (KDKA) — Co-workers of the young man who was killed and his body dismembered are now remembering him.
William King, or Will, as he was known to friends, worked at the Walgreen’s in Penn Hills.
His co-workers are collecting money for King’s family and placed a big photo of King, 24, near the door where customers can write messages.
Someone also put a white rose with a written message on the bench outside the store where King would take breaks.
“He was so fantastic,” said customer Toni Laws. “It’s really a shame to know something like that would happen to such a nice person. He never meant nobody any harm.”
Police have charged 25-year-old Vito Pelino, of Penn Hills, with murdering King and dismembering the body.
Police say Pelino may have been angry because King left a bar with Pelino’s sister and went back to her apartment. Pelino allegedly asked a friend to put trash bags into his car, and the friend told police he saw a human leg in one of them.
The remains were discovered dumped in a wooded area of Plum.
Pamela Moore is a customer at the Walgreen’s who knew both the victim and the suspect.
As for Pelino, she said, “He’s had problems over the years. He’s had anger problems, but other than that, I mean, he was a decent kid, too. I mean, I just, I don’t know what happened.”