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Lee's Summit family increases reward amount for tips in case that killed father of two in KCMO

Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 19:38:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a young father murdered two weeks before Christmas in the Park Farms neighborhood is increasing the reward amount to $10,500 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect.

Dylan Hill's family is trying to heal, but can't knowing the killer is still out there.

"Nothing is going to bring him back," Randy Hill, Dylan's father, told 41 Action News on Tuesday.

Randy Hill has carried a tremendous amount of sorrow ever since someone took the life of his son two weeks before Christmas.

"They say it gets better and it’s not getting any better. It’s getting worse. I’m not healing and now all I think about is these people are out there roaming the streets and my son is gone forever," Randy Hill said.

Late on December 11, 2018, KCPD officers found Dylan shot inside his truck near 80th Terrace and James A Reed Road.

A short time before the grim discovery, Dylan told his wife, Taylor Cook, he was heading to see a friend.

"I was tired and I told him no I didn’t want to go and then I talked to him at 10:47 on the phone and he told me he was pulling up to his friend’s house. I asked him to be very quick since he had work the next day," Cook said.

It would be the last time she would speak with the father of their two young children.

"Time goes on. It’s like it’s right there in your face and he’s never going to pull into the driveway again, he’s never going to call me again or be able to pick up his kids and tell them, 'Hey, I love you,'" Cook said.

As the Hill family prepares to spend another holiday—Easter— without Dylan they are asking for the public to step up.

"I know somebody had to have seen something that night. I went back and talked to everybody on that street. Everybody heard it, the way his car moved, I mean it was—somebody knows thing," Cook said.

The family has added $500 to the current $10,000 reward.

"People that did this need to be caught and brought to justice before they do it again, if they haven’t already did it before Dylan or after Dylan," Randy Hill said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KC Crimestoppers Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8447). Tipsters can remain anonymous.