Two Years Later, St. Cloud Remembers Community Pillar
ST. CLOUD -- Over a dozen people gathered Friday evening to honor and remember the late Keletigui "Papi" Keita.
Two years have passed, and the unsolved murder of the Kilimandjaro Market owner has left many just hoping for closure.
Keita's brother Seyedo Keita says, Keita had a big effect on the community.
"If you knew him, he was one of the funniest guys here, since this happened...he was always the one to bring us together, he was a funny, nice guy...always willing to help people."
Isaac Owens, President of the African Coalition Network adds, The community's bond to Papi isn't going anywhere.
"He started an African business, that drew a lot of people to him and when African's meet to sit down and eat, to meet, to talk. Believe me there's nothing that will break that friendship... and the freedom that we have and that's why people come here."
Those at the vigil described Keita as someone who would open his doors to anyone, let people stay well past open hours to talk, enjoy a game or debate the day's events.
Keita was found dead from a gunshot wound in his St. Cloud apartment in June of 2015. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact St. Cloud Police at 320-251-1200 or the Tri-County Crimestoppers at 320-255-1301.