"We do not wish to profit from this tragedy financially or with publicity," it added. "In closing, please do not take what Wade did as honorable or respectable and please do not think we are all like that."
It wasn't clear Monday what brought Page back to Wisconsin, where he lived first with a girlfriend, then on his own.
David Brown, a former neighbor in a South Milwaukee apartment building, said Page would frequently lift weights and occasionally leave home with a guitar. But every time he tried to talk to his neighbor, Brown said, he would just grunt and walk on by.
And a former landlord, Kurt Weins, told CNN that Page worked nights at a welding supply business and had recently broken up with a girlfriend when he signed his lease.
"He was quiet. I saw no violence in him," said Weins, who has been questioned by federal agents since Sunday's killings.
"The feds asked me how he paid, whether he had weapons. I had no idea he had weapons," he said.
Robillard said he knows Page's name will now be inextricably linked with hate and bloodshed, "but that's not how I remember him."
"It's the racial holy war talk I always took as something he would vent about, and not act on it," he said. "I never pictured him as someone who would do anything. I thought maybe he was just saying it for attention."