David Bragdon Jr., 27, who lived in a second-floor bedroom at 20 Noyes St., had lived in Portland for about six months. He worked at the Great Lost Bear around the corner on Forest Avenue, where many employees shared ties with the six roommates.

His father, David Bragdon Sr. of Rockland, said his son played the guitar and loved music before everything else.

“He was kind and loving. He lived his life the way he wanted,” his father said.

Bragdon was a graduate of Rockland District High School and studied at the University of Maine for a year. He moved back home with his father and worked for Bragdon’s company, 3-D Electric Inc., and another business.

His father said Bragdon was a social magnet.

“He was bubbly, outspoken. He was a charmer. He was as beautiful inside as he was outside,” his father said.

Collin Spillane, a friend, said Bragdon was a generous friend who would give anything to his friends. On Thursday, Spillane mentioned to Bragdon that he had not had a good day.

“He bought me a drink,” Spillane said.

– Beth Quimby