ROCKDALE TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania (WICU) -- Relatives of murder victim Gerald Van Dyke are now trying to cope with this death, and the news that his head and hands were cut off.
His aunt Theresa Van Dyke had not seen her nephew in many years. But she still remembers him as a friendly, happy-go-lucky, "good guy."
She is stunned at the news that he was killed. And horrified that the body was dismembered.
She said, "Who would ever remove parts of the body? It is one thing to get angry and kill someone. but to dismember him, that is about a low as you can get."
Theresa Van Dyke says she is following the investigation closely, trying to find out more about what led to the murder of her nephew.