On the 10th anniversary of Jeff Rogers’ death, his family is trying to reach out nationally for information that would lead to justice and closure in the unsolved case.
Rogers died in a violent home invasion on April 9, 2008, at his home near 84th and Tauromee in Kansas City, Kansas. He was 25 years old at the time.
His uncle, John Frishman, said today that the family is reaching out all over the country to try to solve the case, through http://impactstatementpod.com/the-unsolved-murder-of-jeff-rogers. In addition, the family is working with the Kansas City, Kansas, police, and Crime Stoppers. Local billboards have displayed a message asking for any information related to the case.
“We are asking the motorcycle community to come forth with information, asking for their help,” Frishman said.
He said while there have been tips in the case in the past, more information is needed. One of the theories in the case was the killers went to the wrong house.
Four to five men entered Rogers’ home, and Rogers died after being stabbed and shot. Before he died, he called 911, and gave first responders a description of the suspects. He told them he did not know any of the attackers.
It’s possible that some of the suspects may have left the Kansas City area, Frishman said. Also, Frishman said he hopes someone, perhaps a past girlfriend of a suspect, comes forward with information.
DNA and evidence was collected at the time of the crime, and with new techniques, there could be new testing of DNA that is helpful to the case, Frishman said.
Up to $4,000 is available from the TIPS hotline in reward funds for information leading to an arrest in the case. The state of Kansas also has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction. The family also has offered an additional $1,000 reward.
Anyone with information on the case may contact the Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, or email www.KCcrimestoppers.com. Also, the new Crime Stoppers mobile app, P3TIPS, is on Google Play or Apple iOS. Tipsters may remain anonymous.