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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Patricia James found dead inside a home on East 13th Street Thursday morning; death being investigated as a homicide

Posted by on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 10:17 PM

Patricia James is KCMOs latest homicide victim.
  • Patricia James is KCMO's latest homicide victim.
The victim of Thursday morning's homicide has been identified as Patricia L. James.

James, 57, was found dead inside a home in the 6600 block of East 13th Street around 7:40 a.m.

Police say the cause of James' death has not been determined but is being investigated as a homicide.

If you have information, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Anthony Walker accused in triple homicide at 39th and Paseo

Posted by on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Anthony Walker is accused in a triple homicide.
  • Anthony Walker is accused in a triple homicide.
Anthony Walker has been charged in a triple homicide at 39th and Paseo from January. The bodies of Herschel Pike, 41; his mother, Donna Pike, 62; and Edward Williams, 57, were discovered on January 16.

Walker, 46, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action, and first-degree burglary.

Bloody drag marks led police to Williams' body, which was found outside a home at 39th and Paseo around 8 a.m. Whoever killed him had attempted to hide his body under a tarp and a tire.

Inside the home, detectives found the bodies of the Pikes. All three victim had been shot, and .40-caliber shell casings were found near the victims' bodies.

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Cesar Guzman shot to death early Monday morning; 53 homicides in KCMO in 2012

Posted by on Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Kansas City, Missouris latest homicide occurred early Monday morning.
  • Kansas City, Missouri's latest homicide occurred early Monday morning.
The victim of this morning's fatal shooting at 18th and Hardesty has been identified as Cesar Guzman.

Guzman, 22, was found dead outside a home around 2:30 a.m.

Kansas City police have yet to release any suspect information.

If you have information bout Guzman's death, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

KCMO's homicide total is now at 53 for 2012.

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Heather Brown found dead inside a car at 39th and Kensington; 52 homicides in KCMO in 2012

Posted by on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 8:07 AM

KCMO police are investigating two homicides in the last couple of days.
  • KCMO police are investigating two homicides in the last couple of days.
The body of Heather Brown was found in a car at 3919 Kensington on Thursday morning.

The investigation began around 8 a.m. The Kansas City Star reported that Brown's "body showed obvious trauma." Her cause of death has yet to be determined.

However, the 32-year-old's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Brown's death is the second homicide in the last couple of days. Homicide detectives are also working a case from 53rd and Cleveland.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tony Hughes, 16, killed in drive-by shooting Saturday

Posted by on Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 10:32 PM

A teen was shot and killed early Saturday.
  • A teen was shot and killed early Saturday.
A drive-by shooting left one young man dead and a young woman injured early Saturday morning.

Police say 16-year-old Tony Hughes was shot to death while sitting on a porch at 30th and Oakley around 3 a.m. Saturday.

A 17-year-old woman was also shot. At last word, she was listed in critical condition but expected to survive.

Detectives are still looking for suspects in the case. A witness saw a red passenger car drive by the victims and open fire.

Hughes is KCMO's 50th homicide victim of 2012.

If you have information, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Carl Preston fatally shot in the Red Bridge Family YMCA's parking lot; KCMO homicide victim No. 49 of 2012

Posted by on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Carl Preston was shot Thursday afternoon.
  • Carl Preston was shot Thursday afternoon.
Carl Preston was fatally wounded in a double shooting in the parking lot of the Red Bridge Family YMCA (11300 Holmes) Thursday afternoon.

Preston, 23, was rushed to a local hospital around 4:14 p.m. but died from his injuries. The other shooting victim is in stable condition.

Preston was believed to be a resident of Kansas City, Missouri. He is KCMO's 49th homicide victim of 2012. Preston had no ties to the YMCA.

Kansas City police are seeking tips. Call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 if you have info.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hazel Chinn's body found by joggers near Cliff Drive and the Paseo; cause of death unknown, but police investigating case as a homicide

Posted by on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Hazel Chinn is KCMOs 48th homicide victim of 2012.
  • KCMO's homicide total is now at 48 for 2012.
Two joggers found the body of Hazel Chinn near Cliff Drive and the Paseo on Sunday morning.

Around 7:15 a.m., authorities were called to the scene where they found Chinn's body. Chinn, 57, was from Kansas City, Missouri.

Police say they have not yet determined Chinn's cause of death. They also aren't sure how long her body had been at the scene. However, on Sunday, detectives were investigating her death as a homicide.

The Kansas City Police Department's latest homicide analysis says the city's homicide total is now at 48 for 2012. In 2011, there was also 48 homicides at this time.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Donald Maxey killed in shooting Thursday night

Posted by on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Kansas City, Missouris homicide total is now at 48 for 2012.
  • Kansas City, Missouri's homicide total is now at 48 for 2012.
Donald Maxey was shot Thursday night at St. John and South Oakley avenues. The 22-year-old was found wounded at Independence and Gladstone avenues and rushed to a local hospital where he later die.

Maxey is Kansas City, Missouri's 48th homicide victim of 2012.

Police haven't released any suspect information at this time.

If you have info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Howard Harmon found guilty of killing Sabrina Jones

Posted by on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Howard Harmon: guilty
  • Howard Harmon: guilty
Anthony Gipson believes a cocaine deal that he was involved in led to the killing of his 19-year-old girlfriend, Sabrina Jones, in May 2010.

A juror (who asked to remain anonymous) recounted last week's trial of Howard Harmon, who was accused of killing Jones. The jury found Harmon guilty of first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. (Harmon didn't testify in his defense.)

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Kassandra Peters killed in shooting at a Travelers Inn; 46 KCMO homicides in 2012

Posted by on Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Kassandra Peters is KCMOs 46th homicide victim of 2012.
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  • Kassandra Peters is KCMO's 46th homicide victim of 2012.
The victim of Sunday morning's homicide at the Travelers Inn has been identified as 24-year-old Kassandra Peters.

Kansas City police were called to a shooting at 6006 East 31st Street around 1 a.m. Officers found Peters, a clerk at the motel, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say they are looking for two black men in connection with the slaying. If you have information, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

Peters is Kansas City, Missouri's 46th homicide victim of 2012.

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