It’s been over one year and still, friends and family of Patrick McGuire have no answers as to who killed him.
McGuire, 40, was found in an RV outside his home in the 100 block of N. Wade in Cushing on February 17, 2020.
A neighbor pulled him out of the burning RV someone was caught on camera setting on fire.
McGuire had multiple gunshots wounds.
“I will never not think about him,” said close friend, Joan Evertts. “Always thinking about him, always.”
Close friends like Evertts are in disbelief a year has gone by without McGuire. Forgiveness, she says, plays a big part in getting by every day.
“He was such an awesome person,” said Evertts. “My daughters, they still talk about him to this day. They talk about him almost every single day. He was just the funniest guy and he didn’t deserve it.”
Two people were taken into custody shortly after. Those charges dismissed after a key witness gave three inconsistent statements.
“I’m empty, like I do need that void, I do need to feel like there was justice you know,” said Evertts. “But you can’t do anything about it, you just have to pray about it.”
As each day passes, friends fear the odds of justice are slim but giving up just isn’t in the vocabulary.
“God forgives everyone, he does,” said Evertts. “You’ve got to come clean you know.”
If you have any information, contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) at 800-522-8017.
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