Vigil held for Milwaukee man found near dumpster

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- He was missing since December 14th and he was found last Sunday. His remains were found in a garbage bag near a dumpster on Milwaukee's north side. Now family and friends of 53-year-old Dwight Killibrew are trying to find closure. On Saturday, a vigil was held in his honor at his former place of employment.

“I still just don’t believe that this happened to a beautiful person like him," said Kenneth Biami, Killibrew's former co-worker. “I’m just glad to be here but I really miss my friend.”

About 100 people were at the Astor Hotel to remember their loved one. Some came up to the podium and told stories about Killibrew and thanked him for having an impact on their lives.

“I just wish I could’ve seen him sooner one more time before this happened," said Donald Killibrew, Dwight's older brother. The two were only two years apart, but had not seen each other since Thanksgiving. But his older brother told us they spoke to each other several times a month, and always left on good terms.

“I always told him I loved him that was the last thing I said to him," said Donald Killbrew. He'll remember his younger brother for his style, sense of humor and his love for working in hospitality.

“He always wears from the time we were I guess we were 18 19 he always wore suits, we had that in common," added Donald Killibrew. “That’s why he always worked in hotels he’s worked all over, known all over downtown.”

At this time, Killibrew's death is not being ruled as a homicide by police but as a death investigation. Regardless, Killbrew's family says otherwise.

“Whoever that person might be that knows what happened to him I just need all of you to know that God has got the final word," said Arthur Delany, Killibrew's cousin.

Dwight Killibrew's memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. located at Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ.