Friday, April 17, 2009

A Plea for Tips

Joined by former Kansas City Mayor Pro-Tem Alvin Brooks and Chief Fred Mills of the Raytown Police Department

On Wednesday, I was asked by the Raytown Police Chief to help refocus our community on four of our neighbors who were brutally killed last month. I, sadly, had the burden of burying three of these murder victims, and I will not forget the feeling of looking over a casket holding two little boys who will forever lie together.

The boys Amir and Gerard, ages 10 and 7 were found dead on March 16 in the apartment of their aunt, Precious Triplett, who was also killed. The fourth victim was Precious’s boyfriend, Andre Jones. The murderer left Precious’s 18-month-old son an orphan alone in the apartment.

Someone knows something, and anything I can do to encourage someone to come forward, I will do. The criminal who left that baby alone in the world is an animal and needs to be caged.

Anyone with information should call Raytown police at 816-737-6016 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).