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Police: Person in video may have vital info regarding man's murder on Kansas City trail

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Mike Darby was killed on May 18 near 103rd Street between Holmes and Wornall roads. (KCPD) Mike Darby was killed on May 18 near 103rd Street between Holmes and Wornall roads. (KCPD)
A video was released by the Kansas City Police Department on Tuesday. Detectives say the person in the video is not considered a suspect but is someone they believe may have vital information in Darby's death. (KCPD) A video was released by the Kansas City Police Department on Tuesday. Detectives say the person in the video is not considered a suspect but is someone they believe may have vital information in Darby's death. (KCPD)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Authorities are seeking additional information regarding a man's murder on the Indian Creek Trail in south Kansas City.

Mike Darby was gunned down while walking his dogs on May 18 near 103rd Street between Holmes and Wornall roads. Darby was the fourth man killed in this area in the last 10 months.

A video was released by the Kansas City Police Department on Tuesday. Detectives say the person in the video is not considered a suspect but is someone they believe may have vital information in Darby's death. Police need to know if this man saw or heard anything.

The family of the victim has added an additional $3,000 to the existing reward bringing the total up to a possible $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or filing of charges.

Mike Darby's son, Brian Darby, says most days are pretty rough still for his family, and he's hoping the images of the surveillance might be one piece of the puzzle that will help police catch a break in the case.

"Or even the fact of that person calling in and saying, 'Hey! That's me. I was walking to work. I do it every morning. I always do that. What do you need to know?' It's not a suspect anything. It's one more thing to cross off so we can keep going down this path," he said.

Brian Darby says every day, people share amazing stories of his father.

"Mind blown ... I would've never thought about, names I heard 30 years ago have come up and reached out to me to tell me how awesome and great my dad was or he loaned it them money ... got them out of a bind or just little stuff that didn't seem like a big deal but had an effect on people's lives," he said.

And so did Kansas City sports fanatic and much-loved father of two David Lenox. And so did John Palmer and Timothy Rice -- all of those men murdered in a similar area, and all of them missed by their families.

Mike Darby had nine grandchildren, and right now the family is very focused on keeping things as normal as they possibly can for them so they can try and enjoy their summer. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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