EL RENO — It’s been two years, but Jason Shaw still aches to know what happened to his father. James Shaw, 73, a retired Redlands Community College professor, was stabbed to death in the living room of his El Reno home May 21, 2007. His wife found his body. He suffered 10 stab wounds to the neck, chest and back, the state medical examiner’s report stated. The case is unsolved. The killing took place in the 500 block of Willow Creek, in a quiet residential area on a Monday afternoon. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from his wallet. His killer appears to have vanished. "It’s mysterious,” his son said. "You wonder how that happens.” Police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation haven’t given up on finding who killed Shaw. Investigators have planned a news conference today in support of the family’s wishes to keep the case in the public eye. "At this point, it doesn’t seem like much is happening,” said his son, Jason Shaw. "We’re trying to keep it alive.” Investigators have ruled out several early suspects spotted in the area near the time James Shaw was killed, OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said. That includes two men depicted in sketches distributed after the killing. "They didn’t know anything, didn’t see anything,” she said. Brown said investigators hope forensic evidence collected at the house will generate more leads. She said today’s news conference will include a plea for information, including details about anything that seemed out of place the day Shaw died. Brown also said it is likely Shaw’s killer or killers told someone else about the crime. Investigators "believe there are other people who know what happened,” she said. Jason Shaw, a professor at the University of Minnesota, said it is hard to believe whoever is responsible remains at large. "As time goes by, (there is) more of a sense of desperation,” he said.
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RewardThe Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation recently renewed its offer of a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of James Shaw, 73, a retired professor.