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Unsolved Crimes

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.


7/23/2014 - ADRIAN REED HOMICIDE
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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 $5,000.00 to the existing Crime Stoppers reward bringing the total reward for anonymous information leading to an arrest up to a possible $7,000.00.

  

  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 texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $7,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

 

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7/16/2014 - "Criagslist" Aggravated Assault/Robbery

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 texting TIP452 and your information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $7,000.00 in reward money.  ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS. 

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7/26/2013 - Corey Laykovich Homicide
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  The Independence, Missouri Police Department and Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying those responsible for the July 27th, 2013 homicide of Corey Laykovich near the 3900 block of Crackerneck Road in Independence, Missouri.

 

  Mr. Laykovich, a college student, returned home at about 2 a.m., after suffering a stab wound and was rushed to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.  Further, the Corey Daniel Laykovich Burial and Memorial Fund has been established at Hawthorne Bank for additional donations.

 

  The current reward stands at up to $8,000.00 for anonymous information, submitted through the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline, which leads to an arrest in the case.

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6/30/2013 - Dave Ruth Homicide - KC, MO

  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.

 

 

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8/8/2012 - NANCY BOWMAN HOMICIDE - GLADSTONE, MISSOURI
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  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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7/17/2012 - Eugene M. Pettiford Homicide - KC, MO
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  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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5/13/2012 - Harry Stone Homicide
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  Mr. Stone was killed while jogging at about 7:20A.M. at 67th and Blue Ridge Blvd. Surveillance video shows a dark-colored car driving north on 67th Street passed Stone as he was jogging, and without slowing down, opened fire on him. Police believe there were two men in the car, a driver and a shooter.

  The suspect vehicle is a dark-colored, 4-door sedan captured on surveillance video near the scene of the murder.

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12/16/2011 - Mark Turley Homicide

  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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7/2/2011 - Frank Locklear Homicide

  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.   

 

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7/6/2010 - Exiquio Martinez Homicide
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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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2/14/2010 - John Valdivia Homicide
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  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 reward increase of $2,500.00 has been added by Lupe Rennau, mother of the victim, bringing the total possible reward up to $5,000.

 

  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 $5,000.00 in reward money.   

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12/7/2009 - Wes Binder Homicide

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.

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10/10/2009 - Edward Falke Homicide (Hit and Run)
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  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.

 

 

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8/9/2009 - CARLETON TEMPLE HOMICIDE
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  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.

    

 

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5/25/2008 - Jose Moreno Homicide
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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.

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