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.
Antonio C. Hughes Homicide
May 24, 2017
CRN # 17-47632
Victim: Antonio C. Hughes B/M, 28 YOA
On 5/24/2017 at approximately 1916 hours members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department were dispatched to the area of 57th and Bales Ave in regard to the sound of gun shots. Upon arrival officers were directed to the rear of a residence where they located the victim suffering from trauma to his body. KCFD EMS responded and confirmed the victim deceased on scene. This is being investigated as a homicide.
Anyone with any information about this homicide is urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS for "up to $25,000" in reward money , or Det. J. Wells, case detective, at KCPD Homicide Unit 816-889-1624/ 816-234-5228.
Jim Cavanaugh Homicide - Clint's Comics
May 12, 2017
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.
DAVID L. LENOX HOMICIDE
February 27, 2017
GREATER KANSAS CITY CRIME STOPPERS
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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Logan Minton - North Kansas City, Missouri
September 18, 2016
NKC Report #16-1667
Logan Minton was shot on Sunday, September 18, 2016 near Armour Road and Knox Street in North Kansas City, Missouri.
Police stated that Minton had been abducted in Kansas City, Missouri before his death.
Police said they were searching for Minton’s maroon 2005 Buick LeSabre with a MO license plate. Police believe it was taken in conjunction with the homicide.
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 $2,000.00 in reward money. ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.
Anthony Martinez Homicide
June 28, 2016
KCPD Officers responded to a shots fired call on June 28, 2016 at about 10:15 p.m. near Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard locating a man in his 20's dead from apparent gunshot wounds in a vehicle.
He has been identified as Anthony Martinez, 30, of Kansas City.
A passenger, a female in her 20s, had similar wounds and was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Anthony was Kansas City’s 50th homicide of 2016. Investigators think occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other. They do not have suspects at this time.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. Up to a $25,000.00 cash reward is available for anonymous information to Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest or filing of felony charges.
BNSF Aggravated Assault
December 19, 2015
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.
Deputy Chief of Police
BNSF Railway Police Department
2341 Argentine Boulevard
Kansas City, Kansas 66106
MARC MATHERSON HOMICIDE
March 04, 2015
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.
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON HOMEOWNER - DOG KILLED
February 16, 2015
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
December 28, 2014
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.
CHAD DONALDSON HOMICIDE - BELTON, MISSOURI
December 21, 2014
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.