$25,000 reward offered in Lee's Summit man's death

Posted at 6:10 PM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 19:10:19-04

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — It's been a long six months for a Lee's Summit couple trying to find their son's killer.

Jacob Skowronski, 25, was found dead on Superbowl Sunday.

"It's just crazy to me that someone could get away with killing, taking a human life," said Jacob's mother, Michele Skowronski.

Jacob Skowronski's parents wanted to bring him some of his clothes he left at home on that Sunday. They found their son dead on the floor in his apartment.

"No parent should have to see their child like that. That was a disturbing image," said John Skowronski, Jacob's father.

At first, police said his death appeared to be a suicide. But now officers are investigating his death as a homicide.

"It's a unique situation just because it happened about six months ago, and apparently there was no necessarily connection between what had happened with his background and what had happened to him there," said Detective Kevin Boehm, Crimestoppers coordinator.

Now, Jacob Skowronski’s parents are hoping to not only find their son's killer but also that the Crimestoppers rewards can help solve other cases.

"We need to get these killers off the streets so they don't kill again," said John Skowronski.

And with new tips, the Skowronskis hopes their son's killer is caught.

"I just hope it's the one. That was very good news. We haven't heard much good news in a long time," said John Skowronski.

Crimestoppers now has a billboard on I-49 and Red Bridge, hoping someone knows something.

"The reward in that particular case is up to $25,000. Tips were generated over the weekend in that particular case along with a couple of others," said Boehm.

In addition to the $25,000 reward for a tip that leads to an arrest, the parents are going to give an additional $5,000 if the tipster stays through conviction.

So far, no arrests have been made in this case.