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Murder victim's grandfather to killer: "I don't have words"

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Friends and family of 18-year-old Dae'Quan Campbell gathered Thursday at Hagarty Waychoff Funeral Services on South Street in Waterloo to pay their last respects.

Campbell was shot and killed outside an apartment building on Langley Road last week.

Campbell's grandfather Kevin Butler says the visitation and funeral is going to be tough on the family.

"His smile and him hollering up the stairs, hollering, 'Granddad, granddad, granddad let me get some cologne,'" Butler recalled.

He says the 18-year-old was too young and this murder was senseless.

"For them to go to school together and then turn out to be enemies and then it comes down to this, it's senseless," said Butler. 

While Waterloo Police have yet to make an arrest, they are still talking to witnesses, and Captain Tim Pillack believes they have a pretty good idea of who was involved.

"I mean, here again, it's like any case. We want to make sure that we have everything necessary to make an arrest," said Pillack.

Butler says he wants anyone with information to come forward, but as for the killer, he doesn't have much to say to him.

"I don't have words for him. I don't have any words for him," Butler said. "He knows what he did and he knows how many people he hurt with this incident and he has to deal with that and he's going to have to pay for this. Only thing I can say is, hopefully police get him."

The funeral for Campbell will be at Antioch Baptist Church in Waterloo Friday at 11 a.m.

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