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Family mourns loss of grandfather found dead in Waukesha home

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Friends and family are remembering Alan Skarzynski Saturday, just days after he was found dead in his Waukesha home.

The area in front of Alan Skarzynski’s home was a crime scene just days ago, but Saturday it turned into a vigil. The 54-year-old Waukesha resident and another man 33-year-old Dustin Congleton were found dead inside his home. Police believe it was a murder-suicide. 

Alan’s granddaughter said it was comforting to see about 100 people come to say goodbye Saturday. Many people were dressed in Green Bay Packers gear because that was Al’s favorite team.

“It’s definitely a giant hole that's missing,” his granddaughter Asia Bautista said.

On Tuesday, Al’s neighbors saw his mail was piling up and were concerned for his welfare when they called police. After finding the front door barricaded, police got in through a second floor window to find one man dead from a gunshot wound to the head in an upstairs bedroom closet, as he was holding a silver handgun with his hand still on the trigger. Waukesha Police found a second person dead in the basement utility room partially covered with a sheet. The other man found dead in the home, Dustin, had stayed with Al in the past, but investigators say they’ll never know for sure what exactly happened. Police did not identify which man was in which location.

Bautista said her grandfather's unexpected death is what hurts the most.

“I’m still trying to believe it. It just doesn’t seem real,” Bautista said.

Alan’s son-in-law said his death is unfair. He says he will miss Al's humor and laugh most. 

“Cheated, just cheated out of a lot of time. It’s rough,” Alan’s Son-In-Law Jim Casper said.

Next to Al's photo at the vigil was a child’s handwritten note saying:

Hello Grandpa, Good luck in Heaven. We will miss you.

The family has set up a GoFundMe for memorial service funds.

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