Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:21 PM EST2013-02-12 22:21:05 GMT
Authorities are investing after a man body was found Sunday inside and Kansas City, KS, home.Police said the 69-year-old man's body was found in the 3000 block of 115th Street by a friend who had not heardMore >
Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found Sunday inside a Kansas City, KS, home.More >
Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:20 PM EST2013-02-12 22:20:40 GMT
Peter Belmont was a popular and beloved breeder of Afghan hounds.His body was found inside his home Sunday. He was the victim of an apparent homicide. And somehow his beloved dog, Frankie, managed to getMore >
Those who knew Peter Belmont are shocked and horrified to learn that the popular and respected dog breeder was found slain inside his home. His beloved dog was hit by a car and needs surgery. More >
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
The Westminster Kennel Club dog show happening this week in New York City is missing a prominent dog show trainer.
Peter Belmont, 69, He was murdered in his Kansas City, KS, home near 115th Street and Leavenworth Road on Dec. 16.
His sister, Kathleen Belmonte, lives in Massachusetts and spoke over the phone about her brother. While Peter and Kathleen's birth certificates spell their last names differently, it doesn't change how close the siblings were.
"If you saw the inside of his house, the awards and ribbons, it would really take you back. It was just incredible. Incredible," Kathleen Belmonte said.
No arrests have been made in the case, and Belmont's family is stepping up with more cash to help catch his killer.
"Yeah, Peter would have been there. He knew everyone there. That was his thing," Belmonte said. "His dogs were his whole life, even as a kid."
An Afghan hound was one of Belmont's show dogs that got out of his yard after his murder and was found injured. It's now being taken care of by a new owner.
Belmont was known internationally for dedicating his life to training and competing with the exotic Afghan hounds.
Two months after his murder, his family still has no idea who would take his life.
"None. None. Terrible. Terrible. Motive - I don't know, I don't have a mind of a killer, who knows. Who knows why people do these things. I have no idea," Belmonte said when asked if her family has any indication of who would kill her brother.
Kansas City, KS, police said Belmont's van that was taken from his home along with other personal belongings has been recovered.
His family wants justice so they pooled their money together and have increased the Crimestoppers reward money to $5,000.
"Whatever it takes, and if you know anything and want your conscience cleared, you know. I don't know how you sleep with that at night, with that on your head or the person who did this. I don't know why. I don't know the motive. I have no idea," Belmonte said. "My family is deeply concerned and saddened by Peter's death, and we felt that this would help the KCK city police."
Officials with the Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline said that, so far, only two tips have come in about Belmont's death. His family hopes the increased reward money will help push more calls to come in.
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Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:31:56 GMT
Police traffic crash investigators are looking into the death of a 16-year-old Independence boy who fell from the back of a vehicle he was riding on. The incident occurred Tuesday about 3:45 p.m. at theMore >
Police traffic crash investigators are looking into the death of a 16-year-old Independence boy who fell from the back of a vehicle he was riding on.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-06-20 00:05:40 GMT
The parents of a 2-year-old girl have been charged in connection with the child's malnourished condition and injuries, including open wounds, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced. ArthurMore >
The parents of a 2-year-old girl have been charged in connection with the child's malnourished condition and injuries, including open wounds, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:37 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:37:10 GMT
A Belton woman who sued Vatterott College over its enrollment practices has won a $13 million judgment against the college. Jennifer Kerr, 42, said the enrollment procedures caused her to spend thousandsMore >
A Belton woman who sued Vatterott College over its enrollment practices has won a $13 million judgment against the college.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:12 PM EDT2013-06-20 01:12:51 GMT
Police have taken two in custody in connection with the disappearance of a 6-foot tall statue worth $75,000 outside an Independence museum.Independence police confirmed that two are in custody. This comesMore >
Police have taken two in custody in connection with the disappearance of a 6-foot tall statue worth $75,000 outside an Independence museum.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:28 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:28:10 GMT
One of Kansas City's most beloved barbecue joints went up in flames early Wednesday morning.Firefighters say the fire started at midnight at Gates Bar-B-Q near North 10th Street and State Avenue.when crewsMore >
One of Kansas City's most beloved barbecue joints went up in flames early Wednesday morning.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:42 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:42:14 GMT
Authorities are looking for a missing elderly couple.Garnett Police Chief Kevin Pekarek said Vernon and Goldie Hunt left their home about 6:30 a.m. Monday for Dwight, IL. Vernon is 92 years old and GoldieMore >
Authorities say a missing elderly Kansas couple has been found safe in Michigan.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:18:30 GMT
(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:39:30 GMT
Thousands of dead bumble bees were discovered in the parking lot of a Wilsonville store. Rich Hatfield, a conservation biologist with the Portland-based Xerces Society of Invertebrate Conservation, saidMore >
A conservation biologist estimated there to be at least 25,000 bees in the parking lot at the Wilsonville store. More >