Philanthropist laid to rest; investigation continues

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UPDATE:Thursday afternoon

Phoenix police confirm officers in San Bernadino, California have recovered the victim's car. Investigators are reportedly conducting interviews to gather more details on the vehicle's recovery.

Phoenix police tell 3TV they are continuing to follow leads as they proceed with their investigation into the death of 84-year-old Irving Shuman.


PHOENIX - Family members are still trying to deal with the tragedy and trying to figure out how anyone could so viciously kill a man, especially a man known to be so generous.

Family looking for answers

Danielle Shuman Heller showed 3TV pictures of her father, Irving Shuman, a vibrant 84-year-old Navy veteran with a passion for life. Heller tells 3TV "He had all kinds of things that he wanted to do and someone took him away from us and it's just a terrible, terrible thing and the biggest nightmare of our lives."

It was a nightmare that began Tuesday just after 7 p.m. Police say someone brutally beat the prominent broker to death and robbed him in his office at Standard Realty and Development.

His daughter told 3TV, "This was not how he was suppose to go and I believe that his life was just stolenaway from him and it feels like the worst day of my life." Police are still looking for the person who stole Shuman's life. That person also stole his car. He has been described as a 'giant' in our community. He was an avid contributor to countless civic organizations and he loved Valley sports. He was also the former president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

Danielle says she will never rest until her father's killer is behind bars she had a message in case the person responsible is watching. "Give yourself up, turn yourself in because you will be caught and then I just hope you can ask God for forgiveness."

The victim's stolen car is a four-door 1998 gold Lexus GS 300. It has an Arizona license plate of 480-CAT.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call police. Services for the victim are scheduled for Friday.