$50,000 reward offered for cold case information

A reward of up to $50,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the 1998 murder of Rhonda Tribue.

Tribue may also have been known by her maiden name, Easley. She was a mother of six children who lived in Kansas City, Kansas.

Tribue was found dead from apparent blunt force trauma at about 4:40 a.m. on Oct. 8, 1998. Her body was discovered in the roadway at the 500 block of South 94th Street, near Edwardsville, Kansas.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 8, 1998, Rhonda had been seen at the Firelight lounge. She was known to frequent the Firelight lounge and the area of 7th and Quindaro in Kansas City, Kansas.

Tribue was 34 years old at the time of her murder. At the time of her death, she was wearing a High-Sierra brand, dark-purple corduroy jacket over a gold lace top, pumpkin-colored jeans and brown sandals. She was 5-5 and weighed 145 pounds, with brown eyes.

The announcement of a reward up to $50,000 was made by FBI Kansas City special agent in charge, Timothy Langan.

The FBI stated that anyone with information about this homicide may call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov.