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About 40 percent of the murder cases in Kansas City are unsolved. Many of those cases are considered cold.
FOX4 Crime Files takes an in-depth look at some of these cases, each one representing a life lost, and loved ones searching for answers.

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

About 40 percent of the murder cases in Kansas City are unsolved. Many of those cases are considered cold.
FOX4 Crime Files takes an in-depth look at some of these cases, each one representing a life lost, and loved ones searching for answers.

    Lester Haliburton

    Lester Haliburton

    A mother wakes up to find out that her 15-year-old son had been shot in a hallway just down the street and left there to die.

    • 11 min
    Desirea Ferris

    Desirea Ferris

    Three years after a text from the 18-year-old said she would be back later in the evening, Ferris’ family is still waiting for her daughter to walk into their home just north of Kansas City.

    • 17 min
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    • 2 min
    Allen Thompson

    Allen Thompson

    Out with errand with his mom in 1970, high schooler Allen Thompson found himself at the end of a shotgun barrel during an armed robbery.

    • 18 min
    KC Gillespie

    KC Gillespie

    What looked at first like a simple car crash at an apartment complex ended up as homicide investigation when police found that the driver, 20-year-old KC Gillespie, had been shot.

    • 11 min
    Derryle Humbird

    Derryle Humbird

    Close friends and family are left with little to no answers after 53-year-old Derryle Humbird was found with his head smashed in.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Riches 2014 ,

Excellent!

So glad you will be coming out with new story! I feel sad for the families. But you are professional, and very detailed. Thank you so much for this podcast!

Crime Fighter VM1975 ,

Thank You Kansas City PD

Is there a way to view this and not just listen? Thank you Kansas City Crime Unit for not forgetting about these cold case files!

Melojw ,

A Must Listen!

In under a hour, I devoured each and every episode and wanted more. It definitely made me angry that these murders of these young men are still unsolved, some going over 5 years or more at being unsolved at this point, going into the dreaded cold cases title. Not just angry, but also completely heartbroken for these families, but especially these loving Mothers who are mourning life without their sons. As they speak, you could hear the sadness, the pain, but also their strength and resilience to keep going on to fight for justice, for tips, for anything that could help solve their son's murders. I was so moved by ALL their stories. Alonzo Thomas's mother, Monique, while still working to help solve her own son's murder, even went on to start a organization that helps families of homicide victims called, "Momma On A Mission, Inc, or M.O.M. These women, these Mothers and their families, are no less than real life superheroes. It's even more heartbreaking to hear about the men who left children behind, one story where he didn't even meet one of his children before he was murdered, and young single Moms left behind to try and take on the roles of Mother & Father and to keep the father's memories alive for their kids.
The host, Kyra Smalls, (sorry if it's misspelled) does a fantastic job of interviewing the families and helping to tell their stories. She gives you all the facts you need to envision the crime all while she expertly pieces the story together.
I know that unfortunately just like any other city, there are inevitably many more unsolved cold cases, so I hope they continue to do more episodes. The episodes are short, but spectacular.
I never review things, but after listening, I just had to do so this time. You will not regret listening, it's a must listen, in my opinion. And who knows, maybe you know something that could help bring a murderer to justice, because all these families deserve nothing less than that.

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