FF12 Cold Case: The search for Tim McGuigan's killer

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Tim McGuigan missed a breakfast date with his son the morning of September 7, 2011. He didn't show up for work that day, either.

The longtime banker and father of two was found shot to death inside his house, tucked away in a quiet east Wichita neighborhood. Police found no signs of a break-in and nothing was missing.

More than six years later, McGuigan's murder is still unsolved. Wichita Police say the case went cold years ago, but FactFinder 12 decided to take another look hoping to stir up new information that could lead to his killer.

"He was just a good guy and somebody fun," said Steve Dillard, McGuigan's longtime friend.

Dillard says McGuigan's life was ordinary. The two met in the 1980s, and developed a friendship as their lives progressed. Their kids were similar ages and they had similar interests. The two eventually joined the Wichita Wagonmasters around the same time.

Dillard says he's still shocked by McGuigan's death.

"I just can't figure out why that would happen to someone who lives a pretty normal life."

With no witnesses and no clear motive, it's still unknown who would want to kill McGuigan or why.

Captain Brent Allred was one of many police officers who responded to the scene that day. Allred says they received a couple tips following the murder, and interviewed everyone close to McGuigan but never developed a solid lead or person of interest.

"It is a little bit baffling I guess," said Allred.

Family and friends say McGuigan didn't have any known enemies. He was recently divorced and dating a new woman. Friends speculated whether the relationship was somehow tied to his death, but didn't think that woman was directly involved. Police looked into her and found nothing pointing to murder.

Autopsy results show McGuigan was shot four times in the torso, and twice in his arm and hand. There was also evidence of blunt force trauma to his head.

"Could it be some type of rage or anger? Yeah possibly," said Allred. "Does it mean that's why he was shot that number of times, because someone was mad or angry at him? Not necessarily."

Other people wondered whether the killer was someone McGuigan knew, or possibly a case of mistaken identity. None of the speculations panned out and eventually all new information trickled off.

Allred says there hasn't been a whispering or a rumor surrounding McGuigan's murder in recent years. Without a lead, he says it's tough to keep working the case.

"It impacts a lot of people. The family, the police department, the community wants to know something in the end. They want to know what happened and bring some closure to all of this," said Allred.

MgGuigan's murder will remain a mystery until someone speaks up.

"There's got to be someone out there that knows something. And it's just so puzzling why it hasn't already happened," said Dillard.