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CrimeStoppers and KCK police increase reward for man suspected in former employer’s death

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Willie Parker (photo courtesy of KCK Police)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The reward for the arrest of a Kansas City, Kansas man, who is suspected of murder, has increased, and authorities say it is imperative he is located very soon.

On Tuesday the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline and the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department announced the reward for locating 46-year-old Willie Parker would be increased by $3,000.

Parker is a person of interest in the July 28, 2015 homicide of Michel G. Zaide, which took place near 3900 Rainbow Blvd. Kansas City, Kansas. Police said Parker was an employee of Zaide’s transportation business.

Willie Parker is described as a black male, 6’4” tall and weighing 190 pounds. Kansas City, Kansas Police Department representatives stressed that Parker has been charged in this case and that it is imperative his whereabouts are revealed.

With the recent reward increase, the total possible reward in now up to $5,000.00 for any anonymous information submitted through Crime Stoppers that leads to Parker’s arrest.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Kansas City TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477),