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.
Dominic Young Jr. Homicide
January 20, 2018
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline continue to seek information in the January 20, 2018 homicide of 9 year old Dominic Young Jr. at 71 Highway and Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
Dominic Young Jr. was apparently hit by a stray gunshot while occupying a vehicle driven by his father and died as a result of his injuries. Dominic, his father and brother were en route to Grandview at the time. The vehicle driven by Dominic’s father was hit by gunshots from other vehicles apparently engaged in a gunfight according to statements.
KCPD found a possible crime scene near the intersection where the father said the shooting happened. When the father arrived home in Grandview, Dominic was not responsive. Grandview police initially responded to the father’s home and found the boy in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
A number of community leaders and organizations including former Kansas City Councilman John Sharp, City Councilman Scott Taylor, City Councilman Kevin McManus, State Representative Richard Brown, State Representative DaRon McGee, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, the City of KCMO and Concord Fortress of Hope Church (Pastor Ron Lindsay) have come forward to increase the existing reward in the case. Those leaders are available for comment in regard to 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 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 $30,000.00 in reward money. ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.
Double Shooting at The Lakes Apartments - Kansas City NorthSTATUS
January 11, 2018
Information is sought in the double shooting of two males on January 11, 2018 at The Lakes Apartments near Zona Rosa in Kansas City North. The reward in the case has been increased to a possible $7,800.00 thanks to an additional contribution through a "Go Fund Me" campaign.
As always, TIPS can be submitted 24/7 in one of three ways.
Zachary Pearce HomicideSTATUS
December 04, 2017
KANSAS CITY, MO --- The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Greater KC Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline are asking the public for assistance in identifying those responsible for the December 4, 2017 homicide of Zach Pearce near 40th and Walnut in Kansas City, Missouri.
Police said 24-year-old Zachary Pearce was shot and killed near the corner of 40th and Walnut sometime before midnight during an apparent robbery. The suspect and at least two other people fled in a blue colored SUV.
Witnesses called police around 11:45 p.m. stating an SUV with at least three people inside, possibly two males and a woman as the driver, was observed. It was reported that one passenger got out of the SUV with a black handgun and shot the victim who died at the scene. The SUV then took off eastbound down 40th Street and then south on Warwick. Investigators later found items belonging to the victim near 40th and Warwick. This was Kansas City’s 134th homicide of 2017.
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 $25,500.00 in reward money. ALL INFORMATION IS ANONYMOUS.
Kendrick Anderson HomicideSTATUS
September 04, 2017
The homicide took place on Sept 4, 2017 in the early morning hours around 12:00am. Mr. Anderson was found in his wrecked vehicle on 71 Hwy and Meyer Blvd.
It is believed that Mr. Anderson came off the off ramp of 63rd St. heading southbound on 71 Hwy when someone fired several shots into his 2013 black Kia optima. He lost control of the wheel, the car rolled down a hill hit a large heavy pole then came to rest. Mr. Anderson had been out with friends on his birthday weekend and had just gotten a new car.
A second passenger in the vehicle with Mr. Anderson was shot in the left arm but survived. Mr. Anderson died two days before his 28th Birthday.
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