Each month unsolved cases, some recent, some cold, are highlighted in this section.  Any tip leading to an arrest in any of these cases will be eligible for a cash reward.  In some of these cases additional rewards have been put up through the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission.  The reward amount for each shows the total rewards available for each case.  If you have any information on one of these cases call Crime Stoppers at 816-474-TIPS locally or 1-800-222-TIPS from outside the Kansas City area, or you may email an anonymous tip by clicking on the “Give A Tip” icon.

Jim Cavanaugh Homicide - Clint's Comics (2017/05/12)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jim Cavanaugh, a local comic book fixture in Kansas City, was killed Friday as he tried to stop a robbery.

Clint`s Comics is located near 39th and Main Street and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in Kansas City.  Someone robbed the comic book store a little before 1 p.m. Friday.  Store owner Jim Cavanaugh ran out the back after the thief and confronted the person as they got into their car.  The robber tried to sped speed away and knocked Cavanaugh to the ground causing him to hit his head on the pavement.  Cavanaugh didn’t survive.

Video shows what appears to be a white hatchback speeding away from behind the store near 39th and Main. 

Police are still searching for that robber who sped away causing his death. 

If you have any information on who that driver could be contact the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline.

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DAVID L. LENOX HOMICIDE (2017/02/27)

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article137145698.html

 

GREATER KANSAS CITY CRIME STOPPERS

816-474-TIPS HOTLINE

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:           March 7, 2017

 

FROM:           Det. Kevin Boehm, Crime Stoppers Coordinator

 

SUBJECT:    Reward Increase in David L. Lenox Homicide

 

 

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stopper TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the February 27, 2017 homicide of David L. Lenox near 99th and Walnut in Kansans City, Missouri.

 

  Family and friends have increased the existing reward in the case bringing the amount up to a possible $12,000.00 for information leading to an arrest or filing of charges.  Michael Lenox, son, 816-668-3508 or Mindy Lenox, daughter, 786-266-3936, can be contacted for comment.

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our NEW mobile app, P3TIPS, on Google Play or the Apple iOS stores for FREE.  Information leading to an arrest and/or filing of charges could be eligible for up to $12,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

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BNSF Aggravated Assault (2015/12/19)

BNSF needs your help identifying a suspect in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

 

At about 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, an unknown person fired about 10 rounds from a 9mm pistol into BNSF’s Argentine Yard in Kansas City, Kan. from the 42nd Street bridge.

One of the bullets ricocheted and went through the grill of a Kubota vehicle and into the cab. A BNSF employee was struck in the leg, either by the bullet or a fragment from the vehicle. He started bleeding but was not seriously injured and didn’t realize it was caused by gunfire. Another bullet entered the vehicle’s rear passenger side tire.

 

At 6 a.m. the next morning, mechanics found a bullet in the vehicle’s cab and noticed bullet holes in the tractor. BNSF Police special agents found 10 casings on the bridge.

 

This incident could have been much worse and BNSF is thankful its employee wasn’t hurt more seriously. It’s important that the shooter be identified. BNSF is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

 

Please call 800-832-5452 if you have any information regarding this case.

 

 

Kevin Anderson

Deputy Chief of Police
BNSF Railway Police Department

2341 Argentine Boulevard

Kansas City, Kansas 66106



MARC MATHERSON HOMICIDE (2015/03/04)

  On March 4, 2015 officers responded to the area of 1831 E. 68th Street on a shooting call.  Upon arrival Mr. Matherson was located on the ground next to a tan vehicle having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.  After being transported to the hospital, Mr. Matherson died from his injuries on March 5, 2015.  This was the 14th homicide of 2015. 

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AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON HOMEOWNER - DOG KILLED (2015/02/16)

DATE:           June 23, 2015

 

FROM:           Det. Kevin Boehm, Crime Stoppers Coordinator

 

SUBJECT:    Release of Suspect Composite in Aggravated Assault – February 16, 2015

 

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person involved in an aggravated assault in the 1000 block of West 111th Street in Kansas City, Missouri in February of this year.

 

  In the incident the victim, who survived, was shot four times in an apparent robbery after returning home and the victim’s dog, “Duke,” was also shot but did not survive.                             

 

  The composite sketch, created by local artist Lee Hammond, IS NOT a portrait of a specific individual, rather a representation of a suspect in the case created with witness input.  The reward in the case currently stands at up to $15,000.00 for anonymous information submitted through the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline.

 

  Crime Stoppers would also like to recognize the support of Lamar Outdoor who has already placed digital billboards up near I-70 and Benton and I-70 and I-435 near the Kansas Speedway.

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our FREE P3Tips app.  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $15,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.  

 

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Nicholas Preuitt Homicide (2014/12/28)

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in regard to the December 28, 2014 homicide of Nicholas Preuitt in the Power and Light District, 151 E. 13th, at approximately 2:50am.

 

  Mr. Preuitt was shot by an unknown suspect(s) and later died from the wound.  A dark colored SUV was possibly involved in the incident.  Police are seeking any additional information on the vehicle or encounter that morning.

 

An additional contribution of $3,000.00 has been added to the reward fund for information leading to an arrest in the case bringing the total possible reward up to a possible $5,000.00.  

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CHAD DONALDSON HOMICIDE - BELTON, MISSOURI (2014/12/21)

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Belton, Missouri Police Department are seeking information in regard to the December 22, 2014 homicide of Chad Donaldson.  The homicide is believed to have occurred in the early morning hours.

 

  Mr. Donaldson was last seen at the QuikTrip located on MO 58 Hwy and US I-49 at about 10:30pm on 12/21/2014.

 

  RHP Properties (Springdale Lake Estates) has added $2,000.00 to the existing reward and G&K Services added an additional $5,000.00 bringing the total up to a possible $9,000.00 for information leading to an arrest in the case.  

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or

by downloading our FREE P3Tips app.  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $9,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 
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KYLE LONGDON HOMICIDE (2014/11/18)

  ON 11/18/2014 AT APPROXIMATELY 9:54PM KCPD OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE AREA OF 12TH AND WOODLAND IN THE T.B. WATKINS NEIGHBORHOOD TO INVESTIGATE "THE SOUND OF SHOTS FIRED."

  SHORTLY THERE AFTER OFFICERS RESPONDED TO TMC AS TWO PERSONS HAD ARRIVED BY PRIVATE VEHICLE AT THE HOSPITAL WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS.  THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE SUSTAINED A NON-LIFE THREATENING LEG WOUND HOWEVER THE PASSENGER, KYLE LONGDON, HAD RECEIVED A CHEST WOUND AND DID NOT SURVIVE.

  KYLE`S DEATH WAS THE 65TH HOMICIDE OF 2014.  THE CRIME STOPPERS TIPS HOTLINE HAS "UP TO $2,000.00" IN CASH REWARD AVAILABLE FOR ANONYMOUS INFO. SUBMITTED TO OUR PROGRAM THAT LEADS TO ARREST. 

 

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ADRIAN REED HOMICIDE (2014/07/23)

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the July 23, 2014 homicide of Adrian Reed at Bannister Road and James A Reed.

 

  Mr. Reed (pictured below) was shot multiple times while in a vehicle at approximately 9:00pm Wednesday.  An unknown additional vehicle may have been in the area at the time of the shooting and yelling could be heard just prior to the shots being fired.

 

  An anonymous donor has contributed an additional $8,000.00 to the existing Crime Stoppers reward bringing the total reward for anonymous information leading to an arrest up to a possible $10,000.00.

  

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our FREE P3Tips app.  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $10,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

 

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"Criagslist" Aggravated Assault/Robbery (2014/07/16)

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the July 16 robbery/carjacking and subsequent shooting of a couple attempting to purchase a vehicle off of Craigslist.  The incident occurred in the 5500 block of E. 84th Terrace.

 

  Ferrellgas, based at 1 Liberty Plaza, Liberty, Missouri 64068, has contributed a supplemental reward in the amount of $5,000.00 bringing the cash reward for arrest in the case up to a possible $7,000.00.  Scott Brockelmeyer, Ferrellgas, can be contacted at 913-661-1830 for media interviews. 

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our FREE P3Tips app.  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $7,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 



ALONZO THOMAS IV HOMICIDE (2014/04/05)

  The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for the April 5, 2014 homicide of Alonzo “Zoe” Thomas IV at 7117 Wayne.

 

  Mr. Thomas was shot and killed after responding outside the location after receiving a phone call.  Shots were heard while Mr. Thomas was outside.  He returned to the address, knocked on the door and collapsed in the doorway.    

 

  Monique Willis, mother of the victim, has added an additional $2,000.00 to the existing Crime Stoppers reward bringing the total up to a possible $4,000.00 for information received through the TIPS Hotline leading to an arrest.  Ms. Willis can be reached at 816-695-9595 for comment.

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our FREE P3Tips app.  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $4,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

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Dave Ruth Homicide - KC, MO (2013/06/30)

  The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the June 30, 2013 homicide of Dave Ruth in the 4700 block of North Bennington.

 

  Mr. Ruth died of a fatal gunshot wound sustained in an apparent residential burglary.  Firearms, the victim’s pick-up truck and other valuables were also taken during the course of the homicide.  The current reward stands at up to $3,000.00 for anonymous information, submitted through the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, which leads to an arrest in the case.

 

 



NANCY BOWMAN HOMICIDE - GLADSTONE, MISSOURI (2012/08/08)

  On August 02, 2012, the Gladstone Police Department was notified of the disappearance of Nancy J. Bowman, 52 years of age, from the Mountain View Apartment Complex.  Preliminary reports indicated Bowman was last seen on July 31, 2012, in the early evening hours and was walking to Gladstone Fire Station #1 located at 6118 North Oak; however, she never made it to that location.

 

  On August 08, 2012, the body of Nancy Bowman was located in a heavily wooded area near the apartment complex.  An autopsy was conducted on Bowman which revealed she had been stabbed and her manner of death was ruled as a homicide.  The case is currently being investigated by the Gladstone, Missouri Police Department.

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Eugene M. Pettiford Homicide - KC, MO (2012/07/17)

  The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the July 17, 2012 homicide of Mr. Pettiford at 8621 E 31st Street. 

 

  Officers were dispatched to the location in regard to a disturbance and found Mr. Pettiford shot inside the residence.  Mr. Pettiford was transported to a local hospital where he died from the injuries.  Witnesses at the scene stated 3 males were seen fleeing the scene and it is believed the homicide was the result of a robbery gone bad.

 

  An additional reward of $2,000.00 has been added by the daughters of the victim.  Information leading to an arrest could be eligible for up to $3,000.00 in cash.
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HOMICIDE OF DEJAUN GORDON (2012/03/30)

GREATER KANSAS CITY CRIME STOPPERS

816-474-TIPS HOTLINE

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:           March 30, 2017

 

FROM:           Det. Kevin Boehm, Crime Stoppers Coordinator

 

SUBJECT:    5 Year Anniversary - Homicide of DeJaun Gordon

 

KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the homicide of DeJaun O. Gordon at 2012 Montgall on March 30, 2012.  Today marks the 5 year anniversary of this unsolved case.   

 

  Officers were dispatched to the location on a shooting and arrived to find Mr. Gordon lying on the side walk shot several times.  Suspect information is reported to be “unknown black males.”  Mr. Gordon’s death was the 29th homicide of 2012.

 

  Michelle Gordon, DeJaun’s mother, has contributed an additional $500.00 dollars to the reward fund bringing the total up to a possible $2,500.00 for information leading to an arrest or the filing of felony charges.  Ms. Gordon can be reached at 816-423-1998 for media interviews.

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at www.KCcrimestoppers.com, or by downloading our NEW mobile app, P3TIPS, on Google Play or the Apple iOS stores for FREE.  Information leading to an arrest and/or filing of charges could be eligible for up to $2,500.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

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Mark Turley Homicide (2011/12/16)

  The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the December 16, 2011 homicide of Mark E. Turley at 3810 E. Truman Road.

 

  Officers were dispatched to 3812 E. Truman Road on a shooting.  Officers were directed to 3810 E. Truman upon arrival and discovered the victim lying on the floor of the business having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

 

  A witness stated the victim had just closed the business for the evening when an unknown person knocked on the door.  Mr. Turley went to the door and opened it at which point the unknown person was heard demanding money and several shots rang out.  No description of the unknown person was provided.

 

  The Truman Road Community Improvement District has contributed an additional $4,000.00 to the reward fund in the case bringing the total reward up to a possible $5,000.00 for information leading to an arrest in the case.  

 

 



JERRY C. JOHNSON (2011/07/10)

  On 7/10/2011 officers responded to the area of 38th and Wayne regarding a shots fired call.  A white Cadillac was discovered against a fence by officers conducting an area canvass near 38th and Flora where the victim, Jerry C. Johnson, was discovered deceased from gunshot wounds.

  The homicide was the 53rd homicide of 2011 and remains unsolved.

 

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Frank Locklear Homicide (2011/07/02)

  The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and Kansas City, Kansas Police Department are requesting information regarding the July 2, 2011 homicide of Frank Delano Locklear at 800 Miami in Kansas City, Kansas.  Mr. Locklear was burned over 97% of his body apparently as a result of a confrontation involving two suspects and died later that evening. 

 

  A supplemental reward contribution has been made by the sisters of the victim, Mrs. Debbie Cain and Mrs. Therese Kohlmeyer, in the amount of $500.00 bringing the total possible reward up to $1,500.00 for information leading to an arrest and/or charges in the case.  

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and you information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $1,500.00 in reward money.   

 



Exiquio Martinez Homicide (2010/07/06)

The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline continue to request information from the community in regard to the July 6, 2010 homicide of Exiquio Martinez.  Mr. Martinez was shot at 25th and Myrtle in Kansas City, Missouri more than one year ago and later died at an area hospital.  TIPS have been received to the 816-474-TIPS Hotline in regard to the case however additional information is needed.

 

  A second victim was discovered by police and was able to provide some information about the crime.  Both victims were standing near Mr. Martinez’s truck when three black males approached them from the west.  One of the black males produced a handgun and pointed it at Mr. Martinez’s stomach.  The second victim grabbed the gun and several shots were fired.  Mr. Martinez attempted to run across the street and was shot by one of the other black males.  All three suspects then ran west bound on 25th Street fleeing the scene.

 

  A recent additional contribution of $1,500.00 from the family and friends of Mr. Martinez has been received bringing the current possible reward amount to $6,000.00.  

 

     Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and you information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $6,000.00 in reward money.   

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John Valdivia Homicide (2010/02/14)

  ***REWARD INCREASED TO A POSSIBLE $20,000.00***


  The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department and the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are requesting assistance from the public in identifying those responsible for the homicide of John Valdivia on February 14, 2010 in the 1700 block of Richmond Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas. 

 

  A recent reward increase added by Lupe Rennau, mother of the victim, has brought the total possible reward up to $20,000.00.

 

  Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and you information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $20,000.00 in reward money.   

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