We've assembled a photo gallery featuring mugshots from the Kansas City area's most notorious cases. (Though we've expanded that, in some cases, to include cases like BTK or the Lisa Montgomery / Bobbie Jo Stinnett homicide.) I'll be adding to the collection and building it up over the coming months, so if you've got suggestions, please let me know.
My goal wasn't to glorify the bad guys or ignore the victims. I'm hoping it'll serve as a short history for people who are new to Kansas City and don't know all of the high-profile cases we've had. And maybe it'll be a walk down memory lane for people who followed those cases.
Photo: Robert Stroud, the future Birdman of Alcatraz, during his stay at Leavenworth.