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.

KYLE LONGDON HOMICIDE
November 18, 2014

  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
July 23, 2014

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
July 16, 2014

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
April 05, 2014

  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
June 30, 2013

  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
August 08, 2012

  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
July 17, 2012

  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
March 30, 2012

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
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.  

 

 

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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.

 

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