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Thursday, September 24, 2009

$3K reward in Hans Wurtz homicide

From Crime Stoppers: The Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and Kansas City, Kansas Police Department requests the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) involved in the July 19, 2009 homicide of Hans Wurtz at 40th and Haskell in Kansas City, Kansas.

The victim’s body was discovered in the grass near 40th and Haskell Avenue at approximately 10:30AM on July 19, 2009. A preliminary investigation upon discovery of the body was unable to determine the cause of death. The victim, 25 years old, was a Liberty, Missouri resident.

A supplemental reward increase of $2,000.00 has been posted in the case by the victim’s family bringing the total eligible reward up to a possible $3,000.00. ...

UPDATE: I just spoke with Wurtz's father, Scott. He said that Hans had only lived in Liberty for a few months before his death. He spent most of his life near Spring Hill, Kan. He was working as a waiter at the time of his death and, when he wasn't working, really enjoyed video games, especially Madden NFL. He was a friendly, outgoing guy, his dad says. The investigation has hit a lull, so the family is trying very hard to get attention for the case. "That's why we did the reward," Scott Wurtz said, "so maybe we can get people talking."

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477), TIPS may also be submitted electronically at KCcrimestoppers.com, or by texting TIP452 and you information to 274637 (CRIMES). Information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for up to $3,000.00 in reward money.

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