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HENDERSON -- Henderson Police need the public's help to solve the nearly year-old murder of William Milan, a 77-year-old resident found lying on his kitchen floor after he was tied up and drugged.

His family believes the person responsible for the Feb. 20, 2014, killing is someone the victim knew.

8 News NOW learned Wednesday that police have interviewed as many as 50 people, including Milan's neighbors and acquaintances, but still lack the evidence to put the killer behind bars. Milan was found in his home in the 100 block of Glen Willow Court by his son.

The son, Bill Milan, thinks his father was targeted. The father, who lived alone, was well liked by his neighbors and was enjoying his retirement from his career as a builder until danger came knocking on his door.

"I don't believe this was just a one person deal,” Bill Milan said. “They were after something and I believe they got it."

The elder Milan dabbled in real estate when he retired but also had pending lawsuits he kept close to his chest.

When asked by 8 News NOW whether there were individuals who wished to do his father harm, Bill Milan said: “Yeah, he had quite a few things going on. There were some problems that I didn't really know about. You'd have to ask Henderson Police about that."

When William Milan stopped answering phone calls last Feb. 19, his son became worried and went to the gated Henderson community where his father lived.

"I get to the front door and it's open, about three-quarters of the way open,” Bill Milan said. “My dad had an alarm so he obviously went and shut it off. So he knew who came in."

William Milan was found unresponsive on the kitchen floor with his hands tied by a rope. A coroner's investigation found the victim had been shot up with GHB, commonly known as the date rape drug. His heart and internal organs had failed.

"I believe he was targeted,” Bill Milan said. “His gun was gone. He carried it in his pocket. His wallet was gone and his cell phone was gone."

The son said his father didn't deserve to die. As Bill Milan remains focused on finding the killer, he believes the murder may have had something to do with his father's legal issues.

Henderson Police declined to elaborate on the investigation because it remains open. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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