Mother seeks public’s help in son’s unsolved murder

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- There is one day a Kansas City, Kan., family hates to relive. That day is Wednesday, April 9. It marks the sixth anniversary of the brutal homicide of Jeff Rogers. No arrests have been made in his case -- something his family refuses to accept.

They held a news conference on Wednesday hoping to convince someone to come forward with information.

"I relive that night, and I wasn't even there," Nancy Euler, mother, said.

Every year, when the clock strikes midnight on April 8, Euler finds herself in a panic. It's at that exact moment her son Jeff Rogers was killed six years ago. With each second that passes her mind takes her through what he must have experienced.

"It's getting ready to happen. This is the time he's calling the police," she said.

Rogers was inside his home when police say four men broke in. They beat, stabbed and shot him. Rogers was able to keep himself alert long enough to call police and give a description of the suspects but died minutes later.

"I want the guys to get caught, but I want Jeff back and that's not going to happen," Euler said. "But I don't want any other families to go through this."

That's why every since, Rogers family has held a news conference telling his story hoping to get the attention of someone who might have a tip.

"It's time," Euler said. "It's time for these people to get off the streets."

"Hopefully someone will come forward, someone very brave," Rebecca Davis, aunt, said. "The world needs brave people."

Until then, all the family can do is hope and get by on faith.

"I feel him. He loved life," Euler. "I'll see him again. I will see him again."

Crime Stoppers and the state of Kansas have a combined reward of more than $10,000 for anyone who has information. Call 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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  • Joe

    If 4 men broke into the house, the police should be able to solve this case. With so many culprits, you know they told other people so all we need to do is get that reward high enough that someone will call. It is too bad we have to pay people for this info. but because they are also low-lifes, just like those that broke into the house, it will take money to learn who was involved. The police only need one name to crack the case.

  • Nancy

    Thank you Fox 4 for keeping this story in the public’s eye. There is a memorial fund set up with through UMB Bank Kansas City for “The Jeff Rogers Memorial Fund” It is time for closure for my family. Sincerely, Jeff’s Mom.

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