Family and friends of Slobodan Neskovich, who died after allegedly being assaulted in a Kitchener parking lot on Sunday, are mourning his death.

On Tuesday, 40-year-old Mark Steven Reading was charged with second degree murder in the case, after Neskovich died in hospital.

Neskovich and his family were very involved with the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Waterloo and the local Serbian community. Family and friends there know him as Sasha.

The church held a special service for the 29-year-old on Tuesday.

Goran Gojkovic, the priest at St. George, describes Neskovich as a nice, peaceful person. He says the death is a tragedy that has taken a toll on the entire congregation.

A spokesperson for the family says they are not yet ready to speak on camera and no date has yet been set for the funeral.

Investigation continues

Waterloo Regional Police Service homicide detectives completed their work at the crime scene in Kitchener Wednesday afternoon.

The property was then turned back over to the owner, who didn't want to speak on camera.

A popular professional networking site lists a man named Mark Reading as the manager of the bar beside the site where Neskovich was found, but staff there has not confirmed it.

Results of an autopsy scheduled for Wednesday in Hamilton have not yet been released.