PENN HILLS (KDKA) – Nearly 100 family members and co-workers of a Penn Hills man who was murdered and dismembered gathered to honor his memory.
William King, 24, worked at Walgreen’s on Frankstown Road and that’s where the vigil was held.READ MORE: 94-Year-Old World War II Veteran From Allegheny Co. Finally Receives High School Diploma
“He liked everybody, he got along with everybody, he never had a bad word to say about [anybody],” Brittany Cunningham, a co-worker, said. “So for him to go like this, he didn’t deserve it.”
King’s family members are still grieving and did not wish to speak on camera.
“I will tell you that the mother was in church on Sunday and she is strong in faith and she is grateful for all this outpouring of love,” Pastor Christopher Bell said.READ MORE: On A Positive Note: 5th-Grader At McKee Elementary School Becomes Children's Book Illustrator
King’s body was found Feb. 17 in a wooded area off of Hulton Road in Plum.
Vito Pelino, a neighbor, is charged in his death. Investigators say Pelino offered King a ride home, but instead, took him to his mother’s house where he dismembered his body and put him into trash bags.
“It’s heartbreaking to know what happened to him because he [didn’t] do [anything] wrong to [anybody],” Dante Smith, a high school friend, said.MORE NEWS: New Kensington Police Looking For Missing Carolyn Houser, Who Was Last Seen In December
Walgreen’s is still accepting donations at the Frankstown Road location to help King’s family. Funeral arrangements have not been released.