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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Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:23:49 GMT
A SWAT team serving a search warrant in Vancouver arrested two men on charges of rape and unlawful imprisonment.Sergio Leon, 21, and Aaron-Blair Davey, 24, were taken into custody in connection with aMore >
Two men accused of holding a woman down and raping her were arrested in a raid at a Vancouver home yesterday. More >
An online beauty contest created by teenage boys is causing a controversy at Newberg High School, but the school can't do much to stop it. It's called May Madness, a bracket contest that ranks high schoolMore >
A "May Madness" bracket at Newberg High School ranks high school girls on their "hotness."More >
Wednesday, May 15 2013 2:57 PM EDT2013-05-15 18:57:11 GMT
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well. An Arizona bakery was featured on Friday's episode of the Gordon RamseyMore >
The old saying goes, "If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen." Perhaps, this applies to Kitchen Nightmares, as well.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:09:25 GMT
New name, new ballpark and now new uniforms for the Hillsboro Hops. The team unveiled their 2013 Nike uniforms at their new stadium yesterday afternoon. The ballpark is still under construction but willMore >
They have their name, they have their ballpark and now the Hillsboro Hops have their uniforms.More >
Thursday, May 16 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 00:04:36 GMT
A former Clackamas County couple has been ordered to pay roughly $219,000 to the state of Oregon in what prosecutors are calling the most egregious case of client Medicaid fraud they've ever seen. LakishaMore >
A couple has been ordered to pay $219,000 to the state of Oregon in what prosecutors are calling the most egregious case of Medicaid fraud they've ever seen.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 12:52 PM EDT2013-05-17 16:52:19 GMT
Thousands of bike riders will hit the roads between Beaverton and Pacific City on Saturday for the annual Reach the Beach bike ride, and ODOT is reminding drivers and bike riders to "share the road." TheMore >
Thousands of bike riders will hit the roads between Beaverton and Pacific City on Saturday for the annual Reach the Beach bike ride, and ODOT is reminding drivers and bike riders to "share the road."More >