INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - In the front yard of the home where her father was shot and killed, Lynn Hoff wept. Her brother, Wade Tefft, held her hand as they both pleaded for someone to come forward with information about the morning their dad was shot and killed.
"There's a cold blooded murderer on the streets of Indianapolis," Wade Tefft said. "Come forward and help find my father's killer."
Police say Tom Tefft was drinking coffee when an intruder wearing a mask broke into his home in the 7900 block of Harcourt Springs Place.
Tefft's wife, Laura, hid and called 911.
The criminal stole the couple's black 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The license plate is an Indiana Wesleyan Plate with the number IW813.
Hoff, who lives in Illinois, said she last spoke to her father Tuesday. He called asking her to call her mother who was having a rough day.
Hoff and her brother said their dad was a devoted husband and father. Tefft was by his wife's side as she battled breast cancer over the last eight years.
"I can only hope to be half the family man he was," Wade Tefft said.
He also was a loving grandfather. Hoff shared a picture she took of her son and father last St. Patrick's Day.
"He lived for his grandchildren," Hoff said, who named her youngest after her father. "He was the light of their life."
The couple moved to Indianapolis in 1996 after their children left the nest.
"My parents wanted to relocate someplace new," Hoff said. "They got a guide to U.S. cities and Indianapolis was listed as a great place to live."
Hoff said she hopes someone who knows about that day will give police information that will lead to an arrest.
Thomas Tefft was 67. He will be buried in Cassadaga, New York.
"This is never a case of this person did it and no one knows nothing else about it," Hoff said fighting tears. "This person has friends, they took the car somewhere. It is those people that we are talking to that we are saying come forward you know something."
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