Cops & Crime
5:05 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Murdered Jogger's Family Increases Reward To Find Killer

An arm of the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission is administering a larger reward, hoping to help Raytown Police solve the apparent random murder of a jogger.

The dead man’s sister is encouraged the killer will be found.

Harry Stone, a manager of properties in Lees Summit, was on his regular morning run when a shot from a passing car killed him near 67th street and Blue Ridge Boulevard.  It was 7:20 in the morning of May 13th.

The 60 year old victim’s sister, Nancy Gash says police have told her that while her brother commonly ran that area, it was most likely a crime of opportunity, perhaps a senseless dare.

Gash said, “It could have been anybody.”

She said her brother,”pretty much ran that same little route.”

Gash said her younger brother was a man of habit in the places he ran and that, “he may have changed it a few different times and sometimes he had his dog with him.” She said it was just a matter of being in, “ the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Harry Stone’s family has added $500 to the reward fund bringing it to $1,500.

Police say surveillance video shot from a nearby BP gas station shows a car colored, 4-door-sedan close to the murder scene when the shot was fired.  Police think there were two men inside the car and that the driver was not the one firing the gun.

The Greater Kansas City Crime-Stoppers organization takes information on this and other crimes at 816-474-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers is a not for profit agency under the umbrella of the Metropolitan Crime Commission.

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