Family of murdered KCMO man raises reward amount on his birthday

Posted at 5:54 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 18:54:54-04

The family of a man who was murdered while walking his dog at an apartment complex has increased the reward amount for any information leading to an arrest or charges.

On Feb. 27, the Kansas City Police Department responded to the Willow Creek Apartments on Wornall Road at 10:52 p.m.

Officers found David Lenox lying in the parking lot after someone shot him as he walked his dog, Snickers.

Paramedics pronounced Lenox dead at the scene.

"There's no information to connect this. There was no apparent struggle. There was no argument. There's no reason at all to believe that this was a specific target; it appears to be a random event," Mike Lenox, David Lenox's son, said.

At first detectives didn't have any tips or leads in the case.

Then a week after the murder David Lenox’s son and daughter, Mindy, raised the reward amount for any information leading to an arrest to $4,000.

The increase generated some tips, but police still don't have a suspect.

On Thursday, what would have been David Lenox's 67th birthday, his son and daughter upped the reward amount to $10,000. 

"No matter who is arrested, this can't be taken back and that's the part that's most painful, but in terms of justice for my dad, someone who did this is still out walking. That's something I can't live with, my sister can't live with, so it would bring a sense of justice," Mike Lenox said.

They’re seeking justice for a father who survived the Vietnam War only to die feet away from his home.

"We miss our dad every day, and we won't rest until we find whoever did this," his son said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the KC Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.