DAVID R. NINEMIRE -Unsolved Homicide




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We are again increasing efforts to find the person behind the murder of David “Ray” Ninemire. Teams of our detectives are pouring over new and old leads and talking with everyone who may have some information that would assist them in finding the person who murdered Ray.

August 15 marks the 10 year anniversary of his murder. He was shot and killed during a robbery inside the Westwood Apple Market by an unknown suspect August 15, 2003 at about 6 a.m. The description of the suspect provided to investigators at the time was a person wearing a disguise.

There is a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Ray’s murder. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at 913-715-5560.

Here is more information about his murder http://www.jocosheriff.org/index.aspx?page=189

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Shirley McKeown

Shirley McKeown

Shirley McKeown

On August 24th, 2002, 71 year-old Shirley McKeown set out from her home to help her daughter at her house in midtown Kansas City.  She was never heard from again.

On September 3rd, 2002, her car was found concealed behind a vacant house at 33rd  and Highland.

Due to the amount of her blood and other evidence found in the car, the case was ruled a homicide investigation.

Her body still has not been found and no arrests have been made.  Any tip leading to an arrest in this case is eligible for a cash reward of up to $10,000.

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Nathan Buie & DeMarco Harvey

DeMarco Harvey

DeMarco Harvey

Nathan Buie Jr

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.

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Tammy K. Cochran

Tammy K. Cochran homicide

Tammy Kay Cochran-Hopper

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.

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Jeff Rogers

Jeff Rogers-Homicide

Kansas City, MO — The family of Kansas City, Kansas murder victim Jeff Rogers have added $3,000 to the reward for information leading to an arrest in his killing making a total possible reward of $4,000.

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.

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Wes Binder-Unsolved Homicide

Wes Binder

12/7/2009 – Case Type: 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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Family holds fundraiser to increase tips hotline reward fund in the murder of Wes Binder

Posted: 07/03/2010

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Walking around a crowded room at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Pat Binder thanked people for coming to Saturday’s breakfast fundraiser.

The event was held to raise money for her murdered son Wes Binder.

“I don’t think I’m ever going to have any peace for the rest of my life. I want who did this to my son in jail, but I don’t their mother to go through what I’m going through” Binder said as her eyes filled with tears.

Wes Binder was murdered in Raytown in December of 2009.

His case remains unsolved.

While Pat said she’s grateful so many people showed up to the breakfast fundraiser, the day was more difficult than what she expected.

Pat broke down in tears as she made her way around the room.

“No one could ever understand unless they’ve been through it. You think you could understand but until you’ve been there, you can’t understand. We belong to a special group that nobody wants to be part of” said Misty Kirwan who attended the event.

Kirwan knows, her son Chris Bartholomew was murdered in 2007.

His case also remains unsolved.

“This is a time when you’re doing everything you can to make sure people don’t forget your child,” said Kirwan.

The money raised from the community breakfast will increase the tips hotline reward fund.

If you have any information call (816) 474-TIPS