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Family offering reward in 4-year unsolved murder of Clinton Township couple

Posted: 6:36 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 18:36:29-05

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) — Four years later, a Clinton Township murder remains unsolved. Now the family is offering a $50,000 reward.

It's been four years since a beloved Clinton Township husband and wife were brutally murdered in their home. Christy and Jim McKeough died from severe blunt force trauma, according to police.

Louis Rahhal is Christy's brother.

"I don't know anybody they hurt," Rahhal said. "They never hurt anybody. They only helped."

Rahhal and his brother found the bodies in the Mckeough's home. They had both gone to the house after Christy didn't show up to work. Jim's body was found in the garage, while Christy's body was found in the living room.

There was also no forced entry and nothing was taken, according to investigators.

"It still hurts in the heart," Rahhal said. "Maybe even more because the shock wore off and reality set in."

Joe Burns is the lead detective in the case.

"Looking over the cases I've looked at over the years, this is one of the most violent," he says.

Burns says they're working with the FBI and still testing DNA thanks to ever-changing technology. Rahhal says the family is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

"We're praying someone captures that reward," Rahhal said. "It would be the biggest blessing if someone comes forward."

If you have any information that can help investigators, please call Clinton Township police at 586-493-7800. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP and remain anonymous.