MIAMI (CBS4)- Saturday marks the fifth anniversary in the death of a South Florida chiropractor and former University of Miami Hurricanes basketball player who was gunned down in 2006. His grieving sister and father are appealing for the public’s help.
Exactly five years ago, Bradley Timpf was found dead in the parking lot of the Houston’s Restaurant at 17455 Biscayne Blvd. in North Miami Beach at about 8 p.m. His father, Conrad Timpf, said the tragedy has stayed with the family to this day.
Abbey Timpf-Rodgers, Bradley’s sister, said, “Today is a day that will always be remembered, December 10. It’s very painful. The absence is always there. You move on. Like I said I’ve gotten married, I had my first daughter and I have another baby on the way, but this day will be there for, it will be there forever.”
Timpf-Rodgers said they’re hoping someone will come forward with information.
“Doing the interviews and talking about him, pleading with the public doesn’t get any easier,” she said. “It just brings up all the pain and the suffering you go through on a day to day basis living without him.
CBS4’s Jim Defede asked, “Then why do it?”
“Because Brad was such a good person that you want this case to be solved, that there should be justice, you feel like somebody should pay for what they’ve done,” she said.
Timpf is seen on surveillance tape inside Houston’s restaurant at Biscayne Boulevard and 174th St., where he had gone to meet a “blind date” on the night of Dec. 10th, 2006. He is seen on the tape with restaurant patrons.
Then a re-enactment shows how he walked his date to her car and how he was approached by a gunman as he got into his vehicle that was right next to Biscayne Boulevard.
There was a struggle and shots were fired at him as he drove away. More surveillance tape shows how Timpf’s car crashed into another vehicle after he had been shot.
“There’s certainly the possibility that someone wanted to steal Bradley’s car and there was a confrontation with Brad, possibly before he got into his car,” Michael Stein of North Miami Beach Police, the lead detective in the case, told CBS4 News in an earlier interview.
Timpf-Rodgers she now has a different outlook on life.
“Because of his passing a little more freely, I was a bit of a stick in the mud, and now I live life the way he did, more freely and more fun,” she said.
His father said his son is on his mind daily.
“I might think about it 200 times a day,” he said. “Now I only think about it 50 times a day, but it still hurts.
Timpf was also a graduate of Taravella High School. His sister and father hope their latest plea will stir up some leads and prompt the public to come forward.
The latest episode of Crime Stoppers Miami features some of the previous, extensive reporting on this case by CBS4’s Carey Codd.
The seventh episode of Crime Stoppers Miami also reported on the unsolved murder of Shedrick Ursery on July 1st, 2010 at 3200 N.W. 151st Terrace in Miami Gardens. He was knocked off his bicycle while riding to work and then got into a fight with two other men. Ursery was shot numerous times.
A reward of $66,000 is offered in the Timpf case, which was from Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, family members, various business and agencies. Callers can remain anonymous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.