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.
HOMICIDE OF DEJAUN GORDON
March 30, 2012
GREATER KANSAS CITY CRIME STOPPERS
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.
Mark Turley Homicide
December 16, 2011
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
July 10, 2011
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.
Frank Locklear Homicide
July 02, 2011
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
July 06, 2010
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.
John Valdivia Homicide
February 14, 2010
***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.
Wes Binder Homicide
December 07, 2009
On December 7, 2009 Wesley B. Binder was found near his home at 60th Terrace and Hunter in Raytown, Missouri. Family and friends have contributed an additional $3,500.00 to the reward fund bringing the total possible reward up to $4,500.00 for information leading to an arrest in the case.
Edward Falke Homicide (Hit and Run)
October 10, 2009
On 10/10/2009, Edward Falke was struck and killed by an unknown vehicle in the 300 block of SW 15th Street in Oak Grove, Missouri.
While TIPS on the incident have been received additional information is still needed to help solve the case. A current reward of up to $20,025.00 is available for information leading to an arrest in the case.
CARLETON TEMPLE HOMICIDE
August 09, 2009
We are approaching the three (3) year anniversary of the homicide of Carleton Temple. Crime Stoppers and the Kansas City, MIssouri Police Department continue to solicit TIPS in the case and up to an $11,000 dollar reward has been psoted for information leading to an arrest.
The homicide occurred in the 6600 block of Monroe at approximately 4:30AM on August 9, 2009. Carleton was found shot to death in the driver`s seat of a white Cadillac with the engine still running as the vehicle rested against a parked vehicle.
Mr. Temple was a friend, brother and father and the family has continued to work for justice in the case.
All information to Crime Stoppers is anonymous and approved TIPS are paid in cash. Call, text or web submit your information in this case.
Jose Moreno Homicide
May 25, 2008
On May 25th of 2008 an off duty Kansas City, Kansas police officer was working at the Brass Ring at 57th and State when a patron began causing a disturbance. The officer escorted the man outside where he entered his truck. The truck was a red 1990’s Ford F150 similar to the one shown in the photo. As the man drove from the parking lot he fired several shots at the officer. All of those shots missed but one struck a bar patron, 30 year-old Jose Moreno, who died from his wound. The officer and witnesses described the suspect as a Hispanic male, 24-29 years old, 5’6” to 5’9” and 150 to 160 lbs. He had tattoos on both forearms of unknown words in “Old English” type script. Police developed a sketch from the witness descriptions. Witnesses said the suspect had also been seen around the Oasis and Barcelona bars in KCMO. Call Crime Stoppers if you think you know who he is.
Jeff Rogers Homicide
April 09, 2008
Kansas City, MO --- The family of Kansas City, Kansas murder victim Jeff Rogers have added $4,000 to the reward for information leading to an arrest in his killing. Additionally, the State of Kansas has posted a $5,000 reward in the case making the total possible reward $9,000.
Just after midnight on April 9, 2008 Jeff Rogers, 25, called 9-1-1 from his home in the 8400 block of Tauromee in Kansas City, Kansas to report he had been shot and stabbed. When officers arrived they found him suffering from several gunshot and knife wounds. He was able to tell police that four or five white males had broken into his home then beat, shot and stabbed him. He died a short time later at a hospital.
Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 816-474-TIPS. All calls are handled anonymously and the reward will be paid in cash to any tip leading to an arrest.
JOSE MACIAS HOMICIDE
March 28, 2008
GREATER KANSAS CITY CRIME STOPPERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 28, 2017
FROM: Det. Kevin Boehm, Crime Stoppers Coordinator
SUBJECT: 2008 Kansas City, Kansas Homicide – Jose Macias
KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department continue to seek information on the 9th anniversary of the homicide of Jose Macias which occurred at 13th and Ridge in Kansas City, Kansas on March 28, 2008.
The case remains unsolved to date and reward contributions in the case have the total possible reward up to $3,500.00.
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 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 $3,500.00 in reward money. ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.
Tammy Cochran (Hopper) Homicide
March 05, 2008
On March 5th, 2008 at approximately 10:30 a.m., the body of Tammy K. Cochran (Hopper), WF, was discovered near the Cedar Creek boat ramp located at 8255 S. Gardner Road. The victim’s body had been burned. The victim has been reported to be in multiple cities throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The victim was last seen wearing a light green shirt, black shoes, blue jeans with some type of design on the back pockets and a dark blue or black jacket with a fuzzy collar. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). A reward of up to $18,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
Marco Lugo Homicide
August 12, 2007
On August 12th, 2007, just before 3:00 in the morning, Kansas City police were called to 18th and Baltimore on a report of a shooting. When they arrived they found 19 year-old Marco M. Lugo in the back seat of a white GMC Yukon suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he died shortly after arriving. Other occupants of the car in which the victim had been riding told police that as they were driving away from a nightclub suspects in a blue Ford Taurus began shooting into the Yukon for no apparent reason. The suspect vehicle was said to have a gray roof where the paint had peeled off.
On May 14, 2008 the victim`s family added $7,500 to the reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, making a total possible reward of $8,500. The victim`s parents will speak to media. The father, Martin Lugo, can be reached at 913-575-7860 and his mother, Virginia Lugo can be reached at 913-579-2814.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 816-474-TIPS.
Victorino Perez Homicide
July 04, 2007
On the night of July 4th, at about 8:30, Kansas City police, fire and EMT units were called to Scarritt and N. Wheeling on an injury accident. The victim, 34 year-old Victorino V. Perez, was found lying in the grass near the passenger side of his truck. The truck was parked facing west on Scarritt, east of Wheeling. While tending to the victim paramedics found that he had been shot and stabbed. He was pronounced dead at the scene. What had been dispatched as an accident was now a murder scene.
Witnesses were located that had observed the victim arguing with four Hispanic men who left in two different vehicles after shooting and stabbing the victim.
The victim`s wife, Maria Perez, contacted the TIPS Hotline for help in solving the case and in her words, "Catching the four cowards who did this."
Donald Bell Fatality Hit and Run
July 03, 2007
On July 3rd, 2007, just after midnight, 37 year-old Donald Bell was struck and killed by a car while he was walking along Interstate 435 near Truman Road in Kansas City. The car that struck him, described as an unknown type gray four door, fled the scene. It should have heavy damage around the front of the vehicle. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
Vonzall Temple Homicide
May 29, 2007
Just before 5:30 p.m. on May 29th, 2007, Kansas City Police were called to the 2500 block of Kensington on a shooting. When they arrived they found 17 year-old Vonzall Temple slumped over in the seat of his car that had come to rest against a pole. Witnesses said the victim was shot by unknown black males who walked up as he sat in his car in a driveway in the 2400 block of Kensington. After being shot he tried to drive away but only made it one block. He died a short time later of his wounds. A total reward of up to $9,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Christopher Bartholomew Homicide
May 20, 2007
In the early morning hours of May 20th, 2007, 21 year-old Christopher Bartholomew, was with friends at 39th and Broadway in Kansas City. Chris was going to give friends a ride home. At that same time an argument erupted nearby between two groups of men and shots were fired. Christopher and his friends were not involved. The victim grabbed one of the people near him in an attempt to pull them to safety and was struck by a stray bullet. He died from his injuries the next day. Three other people received non life-threatening wounds. A reward fund established by Chris’s family and friends has boosted to total possible for information leading to an arrest up to $30,000.
Richard Montes Homicide
February 11, 2007
Sometime during the night of February 11th, 2007, 20 year-old Richard Montes, was shot to death in his family’s tire business in the 9400 block of East Truman Road in Independence. The victim often spent the night in the shop to watch over the premises and be able to open for business early. Robbery was not an apparent motive. His family has offered additional reward money making the total possible reward up to $4,700.
Nathan Buie and DeMarco Harvey Double Homicide
July 23, 2006
On July 23rd, 2006, just after 1:00 in the morning, Kansas City, Missouri police officers were investigating a traffic accident at 82nd Terrace and Wornall as a party was breaking up at a nearby fraternal lodge meeting hall. As the crowd came out to the parking lot a fight erupted between two groups affiliated with Ruskin and Hickman Mills High Schools. It apparently involved an ongoing dispute.
Suddenly several shots were fired from within the crowd. As police rushed toward the scene, the crowd scattered, running for safety. Police found Nathan Buie and DeMarco Harvey, both 20 years old, on the ground, suffering from mortal gunshot wounds. From all accounts neither man was involved in the fight and were college students and innocent victims. Several other people received non-life threatening wounds.
Police found several empty shell casings of various calibers and two guns at the scene. It was obvious that several people in the crowd had fired guns. As is often the case in these situations, however, police found it difficult to get witnesses to cooperate and the case remains unsolved.
A cash reward is awaiting the caller whose information leads to an arrest in this double murder case.