A reward being offered for information in the May 13 shooting death of a Raytown jogger has increased to $10,000.
Recent contributions from family, friends and private donors added $8,500 to the fund, according to Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers and Raytown police.
“If money talks, then let it speak,” Bobbie Stone, the widow of Harry Stone, said at a Thursday morning news conference.
The additional money came from several sources. Members of the Winterset Community Association, representing the Lee’s Summit residential development for which Stone served as property manager, donated about $4,000. Other money came from the sale of wristbands offered on the website HelpHarryStone.com. A third order of wristbands has been made, Stone said.
Finally, an anonymous donor added money that pushed the reward fund to $10,000. More money may be coming from Bobbie Stone’s office colleagues.
“We’re not finished,” she said Thursday.
Harry Stone, 60, was shot in an apparently random act of violence near 67th Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard, not far from his Raytown home. He died at a hospital.
Police announced they were looking for a dark-colored, four-door car with at least two occupants that fled the scene. Called to help, the Metro Squad disbanded after several days with no arrests made. Investigators suspect the slaying could have been part of a gang initiation or a dare.
Stone was a U.S. Army veteran and a fitness enthusiast. He was planning to join relatives this summer to climb Aspen Mountain in Colorado. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and helping neighbors.
Investigators urge anyone with information to call 816-474-TIPS (8477).