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.
Wes Binder Homicide (2009/12/07)
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) (2009/10/10)
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 (2009/08/09)
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 (2008/05/25)
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 (2008/04/09)
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 (2008/03/28)
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 (2008/03/05)
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 (2007/08/12)
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 (2007/07/04)
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 (2007/07/03)
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 (2007/05/29)
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 (2007/05/20)
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 (2007/02/11)
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 (2006/07/23)
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.
Darmon Parker Homicide (2006/02/12)
56 year-old Darmon Parker was apparently preparing to enter the rear of his house in the 400 block of East Gregory in Kansas City around 11:00 on the night of February 12th, 2006 when someone approached him with robbery in mind. Witnesses reported hearing shots in the area at that time. The next morning at about 5:00 his body was found near his car. He had died of gunshots wounds. His pockets were turned out and it appeared his house key might have been used to gain access to the home. A reward of $25,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.
David Tuggle Homicide (2005/11/23)
On November 23, 2005, Kansas City police discovered the body of 37 year-old David Tuggle on the floor of his house at 6615 Agnes. He had been shot to death. Relatives had not heard from him in several days and went to his house to investigate. They could see his body through a window and called police.
Police have developed some possible motives and leads in the case, but need more information to close this case. If you have information about the murder of David Tuggle, call Crime Stoppers at 816-474-TIPS or email your tip anonymously from this website by clicking on "Give A Tip".
Paramjit Singh Homicide (2005/11/05)
On November 5th, 2005, Paramjit Singh was working at his job in a convenience store in the 1300 block of East Bannister Road in Kansas City. Apparently a robber entered the store and demanded money. At some point the unknown robber shot and killed Mr. Singh. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Gary Scott Homicide (2005/10/23)
On October 23rd, 2005, Kansas City Police were called to 75th and Troost on a disturbance. At the scene officers found about 60 spect shell casings. At about the same time officers walking out of the Metro Patrol Station near 63rd and Woodland saw a car pull into the parking lot and the occupants called to them for help. In the car police found 22 year-old Gary G. Scott dead from a gunshot wound to the head. The other three people in the car had sustained non life threatening wounds. They told the officers they had been in the lot of a gas station at 75th and Troost where they had a verbal argument with a woman. A male with her pulled out a handgun and opened fire on the victims’ car, striking all four occupants and killing Mr. Scott. The case remains unsolved. If you can help call, email or text your tip to Crime Stoppers. A cash reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.
Lakota Renville Homicide (2005/10/16)
On October 16th, 2005, a pedestrian walking in the area of 92nd and Pitcher Road in Independence, saw what they thought was a pile of trash in a vacant lot there. When they looked closer it turned out to be carpet padding and a blanket rolled up around the body of 22 year-old Lakota R. Renville. Only her head was exposed.
Independence police responded and immediately started an investigation that revealed the victim had been beaten and stabbed to death. Neighbors told police that as of 7:00 that morning the “pile of trash” had been there but no one looked more closely at that time, as illegal dumping was common in the area. Other neighbors said they did not see it.
Police learned the victim worked as a prostitute along Independence Avenue in Kansas City and had been with a customer as late as 3:30 that morning. DNA testing cleared that customer of suspicion. About an hour before the body was found an Independence police officer on patrol in the area had seen a brown, nineties model Ford Explorer park in the lot where the body was found. There didn’t seem to be anyone around and the truck blocked the view of the spot where Lakota’s body was. It is unknown if this vehicle had anything to do with her death.
Police said it appeared she was killed elsewhere and her body dumped in the lot. The blanket in which she was found was distinctive and they hope it may trigger someone’s memory. It was a southwestern themed blanket with a desert scene with a skeleton head of a steer with horns. The spring following her murder, Lakota’s tribe held a blessing ceremony at the spot where she was found to help bring peace to her spirit.
Police hope some has information that will bring justice as well.
David "Ray" Ninemire Homicide (2003/08/15)
On August 15, 2003, at approximately 6:00am, store manager David "Ray" Ninemire, was finishing his work shift at the Westwood Apple Market, 4701 Mission Road, Westwood, Kansas, when a female employee was grabbed from behind by a male subject. The subject was described as about 5`5", thin build, wearing a top hat, fake beard pulled up high on his face, a black medium length coat and blank pants, displaying a handgun.
Upon hearing the female employee scream, Ray ran to the front of the store to her aid where he encountered the armed subject. The subject began shooting towards Ray, who was struck in the right thigh area, severing the femoral artery. The subject then calmly walked towards the exit doors where he shot a customer entering the store. The killer was last seen walking east from the store along West 47th Street and then north on Lloyd Street into Kansas City, Ks.