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Police release new video in murder investigation of Adams County prosecutor Sean May

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Sean May was murdered outside his home in Denver's Highlands neighborhood Aug. 27, 2008, as he was returning from work.

For the first time, May's widow, Corin Flannigan, who was six-months pregnant when her husband died, is talking about Sean and his murder. She spoke exclusively to 9Wants to Know investigative reporter Jace Larson.

"I remember the day he died. I said, 'I've never been as happy as I am right now. I am so looking forward to raising our son. Sean got promoted and he's doing great.' That night he was gone," Flannigan said.

May was critically injured just before 6 p.m. outside his house near West 38th Avenue and Irving Street.

"His prognosis was really bad right from the start," case detective Aaron Lopez said. May died at the hospital.

May's son was born three months later.

"He says 'I want to see daddy.' I'd say 'sweetie, he died.' We can only see him in pictures and videos,'" Flannigan said.

Flannigan is now raising her son alone.

"It would have been amazing to watch him and Sean be goofy together because that's one of the things he gets from his dad. He's just goofy and sill and wonderful," she said.

Denver Police have received hundreds of tips, but no leads have conclusively identified the killer or those involved.

There is a $125,000 reward offered for information that solves the murder.

Lopez and two other detectives working the case released surveillance video from a 7-Eleven convenience store. The store is at the intersection of West 38th Avenue and Irving Street, three blocks from the murder scene.

Lopez would like to talk to a man who walked into the convenience store close to the time of the murder. The man has not been identified.

"We are not saying he is a suspect," Lopez said. "We'd like to talk to him to see if he might have seen something or have other information."

Detectives have tracked down some people who were at the convenience store near the time of the murder.

Lopez is also interested in talking with the driver of a black pickup which came from the direction of May's house and made a U-turn into the 7-Eleven parking lot. Police believe the truck was a late '90s or early 2000 Nissan Frontier with an extended cab.

The driver did not go into the convenience store, but instead spent only moments in the parking lot.

He got out of his black truck, walked to the rear of the vehicle and then got back in the truck and drove away.

Police are not calling him a suspect either.

After the murder, police released a sketch and description of the suspect. They believe the suspect is a White or Hispanic male, late teens to early 20s. He is approximately 5 feet, 11 inches tall and may have worn a baseball hat, T-shirt, khaki cargo pants or shorts.

Denver Police are staffing a tip call-in session at 9NEWS from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

The public is encouraged to call tips in anytime to the Crime Stoppers tip line at 720-913-STOP. You are eligible for a cash reward.

Lopez believes the case will eventually be solved.

"I do believe that whoever did this has told someone else. It's just a matter of that person having enough courage, enough integrity to come forward," Lopez said. "It won't bring Sean back, but it could help the healing process for a lot of people."

Have a comment or tip for investigative reporter Jace Larson? Call him at 303-871-1432 or e-mail him

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