Neighbors on murder victim: ‘He was a really great guy’

Posted at 7:03 PM, Apr 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-04 19:03:38-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Today we learned what type of man Cyle Strahl was by talking to different people in his life including his family, friends, neighbors and boss who all say the same thing: The world has lost a great guy known for helping others.

“Cyle’s big heart and warm smile made a mark on everyone he met.” This is a simple sentence sent from Cyle Strahl's family in Pennsylvania. It sums up how they want Cyle to be remembered here in Hampton Roads.

“He was a really great guy,” his family says.

He was a great guy that will be missed by many on his block. Every morning, neighbors light candles outside his home to honor the man they say was always there to help.

“He’d jumped right in and give you a hand if he could. One night, my motorcycle cover was off and it started to rain and he came over and his girlfriend came over to get the cover back on,” says a neighbor.

It was that enthusiasm that recently landed Cyle a job at WT Anderson contracting. He was only working there for 5 weeks.

“Overall, he seemed like a really nice guy, enthusiastic. He seemed to honestly love construction and just proving that he could do the job and step up to the plate,” says a friend.

His family, up in a small town in Pennsylvania, says that he loved construction but also had other loves like playing guitar and being with his fiancé and daughter Lilly.

The murder comes as a shock to everyone.