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 >>
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
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 apparently his killer let his beloved dog, Frankie, out of the house. Frankie was hit by a vehicle. VCA Animal Hospital in Mission is keeping Frankie on pain medication until the surgery is performed. Friends sought donations to help pay for the surgery for the friendly and well-liked 6-month-old dog.
And police are seeking clues to find the killer of the 69-year-old man.
"We're still numb frankly," said Patrick Byrne, the victim's friend for more than 40 years.
Police say the killer took Belmont's vehicle. The vehicle is a 2007 silver Honda Odyssey. It's legal license plate is Kansas 361-CPH.
In addition to being a respected breeder, Belmont was an credentialed international judge. He traveled across the world, most recently to Germany, and had further trips planned.
The dog community is devastated, Byrne said.
"He was an important figure," Byrne said. "He passed all his knowledge onto everybody. He shared it. Dog showing is a sport. It's competitive and lots of times people don't like to share. He always did."
Belmont's kind and caring nature is why his death by homicide has baffled so many.
"That's why we are so shocked. He's a very gentle person," Byrne said. "He was very boisterous and fun, but he was gentle with dogs and with people."
Friends say enough compassionate people gave enough money to cover the thousands of dollars in costs for Frankie's surgery. After he recovers, Belmont's estate will help find a new home.
If you have any information about Belmont's killer, contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Saturday, May 25 2013 3:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 19:27:56 GMT
Deputies with the Sumner Co. Sheriff's office have shut down Highway 109 near Portland after a collision between a semi-truck and another vehicle. The wreck happened just after 8 a.m. Officials tellMore >>
Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford said that Stephanie Law, 43, lost control of her silver Chevy Impala as she traveled north on Highway 109.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:45:56 GMT
A driver might face charges after a violent wreck on I-65 Friday night. A car ran into a bridge pillar at the Rosa Parks Boulevard exit around 11:30 p.m., according to police. A woman was rushed to theMore >>
Metro police arrested a driver after a violent wreck on I-65 Friday night.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:48 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:48:47 GMT
One person was killed in a car wreck on I-24 this morning in Rutherford County. The wreck occurred near mile marker 86 in the eastbound lanes, which is partially blocked according to the Tennessee DepartmentMore >>
One person was killed in a car wreck on I-24 this morning in Rutherford County.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:48:33 GMT
Metro police are investigating a theft and assault at a south Nashville smoke shop. Investigators say two men showed up at the Smoke Token Smoke Shop on Harding Place to complain about a glass pipe theyMore >>
Metro police are investigating a theft and assault at a south Nashville smoke shop.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:07:39 GMT
A man accused of striking and killing two pedestrians while driving drunk near Music Row in December 2011 has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. The plea has the parents of one of the victims saying theMore >>
A man accused of striking and killing two pedestrians while driving drunk near Music Row in December 2011 has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:39:20 GMT
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A National Weather Service employee who police said beat a puppy to death and killed another five or six dogs pleaded not guilty Friday to aggravated animal cruelty.Police said last November that DavidMore >>
A man who police said beat a puppy to death and killed another five or six animals pleaded not guilty Friday to aggravated animal cruelty.More >>