Thursday September 8, 2011
Wichita Police said the man found dead at his home Wednesday morning was a local banker. Sixty one-year-old Timothy McGuigan was found dead by his son early Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Woodridge, near 21st and 127th Street East. McGuigan was the senior vice president at Wichita's Kansas State Bank.
McGuigan was shot several times with a small caliber handgun, according to Lt. Ken Landwehr.
Landwehr also reported that McGuigan's coworkers called his son when he didn't show up for work Wednesday morning. When McGuigan's son went to the home, he found his father dead inside the front room.
"We do not believe that robbery is the motive of this crime," Landwehr said. "There was no forced entry into the residence and there appears to be no sign of a struggle."
McGuigan's son reported to police that the front door of the residence was also locked, according to Landwehr.
Police said they do not have any suspects or leads at this time and are asking for anybody in the neighborhood to report anything suspicious they may have seen by calling Crimestoppers at (316) 267-2111.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Wichita Police are investigating how and why a 61-year-old man was found dead inside his home.
The man was found inside his home in the 2500 block of N Woodridge St. around 10:15 Wednesday morning.
The man's son found him dead, with at least one gunshot wound.
"He was supposed to meet his father this morning for breakfast, and didn't show, so he came over to the house. He had a key and came inside and found him and called us," said Sgt. Bruce Watts, Wichita Police.
Wichita Police keeping a tight lip as to what the home looked like inside when they arrived, but did say they did not find any kind of suicide note or a weapon near the body.
For residents who live in the quiet, quaint neighborhood, hearing a suspicious death is being investigated doors away is something they say they cannot wrap their brains around.
"I've been here four years, and this is the biggest thing that has ever happened," said Shelley Lappin, neighbor.
"We were definitely surprised to find out something like that happened in this neighborhood. It seems like a pretty safe neighborhood. That's one of the reasons we picked it, so it's definitely surprising to hear that," said Libby Pearson, neighbor.
"Having two little ones at home, it makes me fear for their safety, when something like this happens so close to home," said Teresa Christner, neighbor.
The death remains under investigation.