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4/21/05

Police Search For Suspect In Mysterious Murder

Lubbock Police are looking for answers as they investigate the city's second homicide in one week. But this time, there is no suspect.

Police say the body of Rex Alan McGuire was discovered in his home at 2307 60th Street Wednesday night. He had been shot five times. He was found by his brother-in-law and friends. They grew suspicious when they hadn't heard from him in a week. Now police are searching for clues leading to suspects as neighbors mourn the loss of the 46-year-old.

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"I was really surprised because he seemed like a real nice person," says Gaylon Amonett, Rex's neighbor. Described by neighbors as an outgoing and friendly man, Rex McGuire is said to have led a quiet life in his South Central Lubbock neighborhood. "He was a very outgoing person, very likeable," describes another neighbor, Melvin Edwards.

"Right now we're trying to compile a list of friends and family," explains Lieutenant Roy Bassett, Public Information Officer for the Lubbock Police Department

Lieutenant. Bassett says without a suspect or motive the murder is a mysterious one. "Obviously we are very interested in anybody that might have had any recent bad feelings toward him, any difficult encounters, anybody that might have a reason to harbor any kind of grudge against him," he reveals.

An independent contractor, neighbors say Rex often worked late nights in his garage, perhaps making him an easy target. But authorities suspect the killer may be someone Rex was close to. "I would not be surprised to find that this was someone that knew the victim," adds Bassett.

Police say autopsy results will reveal exactly when Rex was shot to death. One important clue to this case: Rex's pick up truck has been reported stolen. It's described as a red 1996 Chevrolet 1500 with a camper. It has Texas plates 61J NJ1. If you have seen this truck or have any clues that could lead police to suspects you are urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000 .

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