Friend: murder victim willing to help anyone, but had drug problem

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) -- We're learning more about the man who was allegedly murdered by a Clifton woman -- he's been missing since April, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

Tiffany Mond, who tells us she used to be friends with Kyle Free, says he was great with kids and was someone that offered help to anyone who needed it -- but he also had a drug problem.

“He was just over at my house, like almost every single day,” Mond said. “He was awesome. He was awesome with my kids.”

She says their friendship fell apart after Free showed up at her house with drugs -- she told him she didn’t want to see him again, something she says will haunt her.

“Due to our last conversation, I felt horrible because of the last word that I had said to him, and now he’s not here with us anymore,” Mond said.

When she saw that Free had allegedly been murdered, she couldn't believe it. She says she wishes she would have offered him more help.

"I was in shock,” Mond said. “I was watching football at a friend's house and that came up on the news with his picture and my phone actually dropped to the ground. I'm like oh my gosh I know him."

She says he had never talked about Rebecca Walker, the woman arrested for his murder.

“Never heard her name until it was on the news the other day," Mond said.

We have also reached out to Free’s family. Free’s mom, Robin Matthews-Graham, says she wants him to be remembered by the community as a great son and father.

A memorial service will be held for Free on December 14th at 11:00 in the morning. It's at Fellowship Church on 24 Rd. and is open to the public.

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