Victim's family pleads for answers

Police offer reward for information

INDIANAPOLIS - The family of 67-year-old Thomas Tefft offered insight into the man who was killed by a gunman in his home Friday morning.

Tefft’s family spoke to the media Sunday afternoon about their loved one at the home located in the 7800 block of Harcourt Road.

“My father, Thomas Tefft, was one of the most devoted husbands and fathers and grandfather that you would ever meet,” said son Wade Tefft.

The Teffts moved here years ago, after reading in a travel magazine that Indianapolis was one of the best places to live.

“We’ve been digging deep trying to think of any connection, any information. My dad was the gentlest, kindest guy you would meet and I can’t think of anyone who would want to bring harm to him,” Wade said.

Police are still looking for the killer and the vehicle stolen from the garage.

The vehicle is a black 2009 Hyundai Sonata with Indiana Wesleyan license plate No. IW813.

The family praised local police for their efforts so far, but said closure cannot be complete without their father’s murderer in handcuffs.

“That person who shot my father, who went out in the garage and took his car, he is still out there somewhere right now and I need to know that that person has been caught,” daughter Lynn Tefft said.

Family members said Thomas's wife is struggling both emotionally and physically as she battles breast cancer.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of Thomas Tefft’s killer.

Contact Crime Stoppers at (317) 262-TIPS (8477). Callers can also text “INDYCS” plus tip information to 274627 (CRIMES).

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