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Charges dismissed in 2012 murder of Raytown jogger

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 17:17:19-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County Prosecutors Tuesday announced they had to drop charges against a man accused of killing a Raytown jogger in 2012 after witnesses became unavailable to testify in the case.

Prosecutors had charged Craig Brown with the second-degree murder of Harry Stone.

Stone's wife, Bobbie Stone, said she was disappointed in the news.

Prosecutors said Harry Stone was killed on May 3, 2012 while on a morning jog on Blue Ridge Blvd. in Raytown when a dark car passed by near 67th Street and shot him.

Charges in the case wouldn't be filed for nearly four years. According to prosecutors, a gun found in Brown's vehicle after a crash matched the gun used to kill Stone. Investigators also spoke to a person who said he was with Brown during the shooting and identified him as the man that killed Stone. 

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office is still working the case.