MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police identified on Monday, June 6th the victims of a double homicide near 21st and Atkinson on the city's north side. The bodies of two 31-year-old men were found in an alley in the area on Saturday, June 4th.
The victims are 31-year-old Thadd Barksdale and 31-year-old Diamond Webb. One was found inside a trash container -- the other in a car nearby. Both Barksdale and Webb had been shot several times.
Relatives say the men were close friends -- inseparable. While not biologically related, everyone knew them as brothers.
"My brothers did not deserve this. They lived a good life and they loved everybody. They weren't bad people," Tamika Moore, Barksdale's sister said.
Milwaukee police received a 911 call Saturday morning from a man who found Barksdale's body in a garbage cart.
Police then found Webb's body in a car parked near the cart.
"Somebody has to have respect for their life and to come forward for the Milwaukee Police Department to give them help in their investigation and to bring into this some type of closure to the family," Frank McGowan, Barksdale's father said.
One of Barksdale's brothers came to the scene on Monday, June 6th. He said he had just seen his brother on Thursday.
"Checking up on me -- making sure I was staying out of trouble. Told me to stay safe. He was like 'I love you bro.' I just had to see (the scene) for myself," Danelle Wyms said.
"I had a fine son. Took care of his kids. Took care of his family was a good child. I want for somebody to find out what happened to my son," Jane Webb, Diamond's mother said.
Family members say these two men who were inseparable will be buried together.
No arrests have been made in this case as officials continue to investigate a motive.
A vigil was held in honor of Barksdale and Webb Monday near 4th and Vienna.
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