MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Friends gathered Sunday at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights for a candlelight vigil to honor Stephen McAfee, a 19-year-old man from Macomb Township who went missing last year.
His dismembered remains were discovered in April.
"We set this up because he deserved it," said a woman only identified as Jillian.
"To see all this support, it's amazing," Kayla Wilhite, a friend of McAfee's, said.
McAfee was remembered as a talented artist and musician and, more importantly, a good friend.
"He never had a bad thing to say about anyone," Wilhite said. "It's just really sad."
Last month, Andrew Fiacco, 19, was charged with murdering McAfee and mutilating his body. His remains were found behind Fiacco's home in Ray Township and a vacant lot in Bruce Township.
Fiacco's ex-girlfriend, Evette MacDonald, is charged with helping him dismember the body.
On Sunday night, McAfee's friends remembered a young man they said was taken too soon.