Various law enforcement and investigating agencies’ websites provide reports and data on the number of murders in Kansas by year. Every year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issues a Uniform Crime Report that details the types of crimes, crime levels, and locations where crimes are committed in each and every state, including information for most, if not all, cities and counties in each state. Aside from the FBI, you can find detailed reports on the websites of both local and state law enforcement agencies based in Kansas, as well as Project: Cold Case, which has an entire page on their website dedicated to sharing unsolved homicide statistics in every state in the United States.
According to Project: Cold Case, there were approximately 5,643 homicides from 1980 to 2019 in Kansas. Roughly 3,678 of those homicides were solved throughout the years, sadly leaving approximately 1,965 unsolved murders in Kansas today. Project: Cold Case is also home to a database filled with almost 25,000 unsolved homicides, which you can also find on various other law enforcement websites. A few of the many unsolved murders in northern Kansas include the 2003 murder of Carol Jean Fleming, the 2009 murder of Gary Leo Nelson, the 1977 murder of Sandra Jane Kennis, and the 2008 murder of Nicole Jean Hoard, along with others. Also included in the lists of cold cases on various law enforcement and investigating agencies’ websites are some unsolved central Kansas murders, which include the 1977 murder of Thomas Young, the 2001 murder of Leslie Johnson, the 1990 murder of Nelson Louis Jones, and the 1995 murder of Gina Bridget Cyphers, along with many others.
In addition to those mentioned above, unsolved murders in Topeka, Kansas, can also be found included in the lists of cold cases in Kansas. These include the 2012 murder of Quan Donnell, the 1996 murder of Michelle Hutchinson, the 2013 murder of Juan Solis, and the 2016 murder of Robert Williams, among countless others. Finally, unsolved murders in Shawnee County, Kansas, can be found among these lists. Some of these include the 2000 murder of Raymond Aguirre, the 2008 murder of David Wakes, the 2009 murder of Jeremy Fabricius, and the 2016 murder of Deljuan Patton, among many others.