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''Precious Doe'' (Erica Green) Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles pertaining to the murder of Erica Michelle Maria Green, a child previously known only as "Precious Doe." Erica Green's unidentified, decapitated body was...
10,000 Public Enemies
Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Few Facts about Kansas
Article about the legal prohibition of alcohol in the state of Kansas and its effects on the population at the state line in the form of saloons such as the O. K. Club, etc. Description also of topics...
A Memory of Murder
March 3, 2012
Article focuses upon the childhood experiences of Danny Centimano, the son of notorious Kansas City criminal Joe Centimano. Danny is interviewed and describes his father's connections to criminal activity...
A Motive for Lewis's Murder; the Experiment
In-depth letter to the editor expresses the writer's belief that Meriwether Lewis did not commit suicide but was murdered. The reasons for this belief will be published in a forthcoming book (April of...
Al Jennings Dies with Boots Off
Photo and obituary for Al Jennings (~1849-1961), "pint-sized badman of the trains and trails of the Oklahoma territory," imprisoned from about 1902 to 1907 for "robb[ing] 15 or 20 trains" and other crimes...
All Due Respect
June 12-18, 2008
Article discusses the debut of "Shots Back in Time: The Union Station Massacre," a film by Terence O'Mally commissioned by Union Station officials. The 40-minute film tells the story of the Union Station...
Bennett Bridge Game Murder
A short synopsis of the murder of John Bennett by his wife Myrtle after a game of bridge on September 29, 1929.
Binders Full of Allegations
November 1-7, 2012
Article describes allegations and a formal complaint made against Jacob Turk to the Federal Election Commission by Stephen Bough. Bough describes various alleged wrongdoings committed by Turk during his...
Biography of Clarence M. Kelley (1911-1997), Kansas City Police Chief and FBI Director
Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure
Bob Berdella Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles, primarily from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times, detailing the criminal activities of Robert A. Berdella and the subsequent investigation of those...
Bobby Greenlease Kidnapping
The kidnaping of Bobby Greenlease, Jr., took place on September 28, 1953, with a ransom of $600,000.
Bobby Greenlease Kidnapping and Murder Case
A 3 volume collection of photocopied newspaper clippings, primarily from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times, detailing the kidnapping and slaying of Bobby Greenlease, Jr., and the subsequent investigation...
Bombings in Kansas City
File contains several articles regarding bombings of houses in East Kansas City in 1952. The articles are from The Kansas City Times and Kansas City Call and have no illustrations. They were said to follow...
Crime and Murder In Kansas City Area
Photos and information on murders and related crimes in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Crime Falls Downtown and Across Much of KC
December 23, 2007
A study of crime statistics between 2001 and 2006 show a sharp drop in many Kansas City neighborhoods, particularly downtown. Article includes a chart showing "KC Neighborhoods with the Biggest Drops in...
Crimes and Criminals Statistics
Statistical information about all types of crimes, criminals, and geographical patrolled in Kansas City, Missouri.
Crimes Arouse Public
Short article about suspected official corruption in allowing gambling and other organized crime to go on in the city.
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