From Mark Wiebe: Gov. Mark Parkinson has offered a $5,000 reward to help solve a nearly 14-month-old murder case in Kansas City, Kan.
The amount is the maximum allowed by a Kansas statute that gives the governor the authority to issue a reward “whenever a heinous crime has been committed in the state,” a release from Parkinson’s office said this morning.
The case dates to April 9, 2008, when Kansas City, Kan., resident Jeffrey Rogers was found shortly after midnight suffering from multiple gunshot and stab wounds in the 8400 block of Tauromee Avenue.
Rogers, 25, had called 911 for help, and when officers arrived he told them that three to five men had broken into his house. A struggle ensued, and the men fled.