KCKPD releases photo of vehicle allegedly connected to December homicide

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 12:30:57-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Kansas, police released a photo of a vehicle they believe to be connected to a December 2021 homicide.

Patricia Panijan, 85, was struck by gunfire that entered her home on Christmas Eve.

She was killed, and her husband was injured.

KCKPD believes the silver four-door sedan pictured was driven by the people who conducted the shooting.

The vehicle may be a 2011-2014 Volkswagen Passat or Jetta.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.