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J.J. McGuigan says his father's unexplained murder is like a heavy weight on him and his family.
McGuigan and his sister, Meghan, have each contributed $5,000 to a reward fund for information about the shooting death of Tim McGuigan, 61, a man who was well-known in Wichita as a bank vice-president and an active member of the community.
J.J. McGuigan was supposed to meet his father for breakfast on Sept. 7, 2011 and after his father failed to show up, co-workers at Kansas State Bank called to say he hadn't shown up there, either. J.J. went to his father's house in the 2500 block of North Woodridge and found him shot multiple times.
"Every day is just a battle just to live that day and to just be able to keep faith," J.J. McGuigan said at a news conference Friday morning.
Wichita Police Department Homicide Commander Lt. Todd Ojile said detectives have spoken to about 50 people and no one seems to know why anyone would want to harm the man who was known for his kindness and involvement in community organizations and coaching.
The Wichita Wagonmasters, of which McGuigan was a member, has offered $5,000 dollars to a reward fund. The usual Crime Stoppers reward of $1,000 has been doubled. Other funds pledged by Wagonmasters and friends puts the total reward at $19,800.
"Somebody out there knows who did this," said longtime family friend Dave Dahl, "We're asking for that person to be courageous, and we're asking for that person to be heroic and to do the right thing and that person can remain anonymous."
There are three ways a person can give a tip to Crime Stoppers:
There was no sign of a robbery or a struggle at McGuigan's home. Police have no motive for the killing.
J.J. McGuigan said none of it makes sense.
"I've often said if you tried to be an enemy of my dad, you couldn't. He'd win you over."