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Crimestoppers is offering its highest reward in one of Wichita’s most mysterious unsolved murders.
The murder of Wichita banker Tim McGuigan more than a year ago has investigators baffled. Family and friends announced an offer of more than $20,000 for clues leading to an arrest.
McGuigan’s family say they want closure and healing.
They say he had no enemies to speak of. Now, those closest to the banker and Wichita River Festival volunteer hope the big reward will bring answers.
Sixty-one-year-old Tim McGuigan, vice president of Kansas State Bank, a prominent Wichita River Festival volunteer, a father and a brother — gunned down. Shot multiple times with a small caliber gun.
On the morning of September 7, 2011, the 61-year-old banker was supposed to have breakfast with his son but he never showed up. Later, when McGuigan didn’t make it to work, worried co-workers called his son to check on him.
When he arrived at his father’s home in the 2500 block of North Woodridge, he found McGuigan dead.
“If you tried to be an enemy of my dad, you couldn’t. He would win you over,” McGuigan’s son, J.J. McGuigan said. “I can’t think of one person or one motive for this to happen.”
McGuigan’s family and River Festival Wagonmaster friends, along with Crimestoppers are hoping a $21,800 reward will help bring his killer to justice.
McGuigan’s son and daughter, along with the Wichita Wagonmasters each added $5,000 to the reward, with the rest coming from friends and other individuals.
“We are carrying this burden very heavily and I think in honor of Tim and his family we could all find some measure of peace if we could get some help as a result of this reward,” McGuigan’s friend Dave Dahl said.
Detectives say McGuigan had lived in a quiet neighborhood in the 2500 block of North Woodbridge for about five weeks before his death. Police say there was no sign of a break-in or a robbery.
“Somebody out there knows who did this and we are asking for that person to be courageous, that person to be heroic and to do the right thing,” Dahl said.
“That’s all we can ask for,” J.J. McGuigan said. “If someone knows something they can come forth and we can heal as much as we can.”
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