Sisters plead with public for help in finding their father’s killer

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two women are begging people to come forward with information, to help figure out who killed their father.

Police found 51-year-old Wayne Anthony Bryers on the side of the road at 31st and Prospect, near the Lucile Bluford Library, just after 3 a.m. Wednesday. Officers said his torso was covered in blood. Paramedics took him to a nearby hospital where he died.

Latonya Bryers learned of her father's death just a few hours later. She said the family gathered at her aunt's house.

"Everybody just started coming over, we just started talking about what happened, and just the whole situation," Latonya said.

She and her sister Jennifer Samuels said they don't know much yet about the investigation, but they are grateful to the taxi driver who stopped and called 911 when he saw their father on the road.

The driver said, "I didn't realize he was hurt as bad as he was until I actually walked up on him and tried to assist. I took his pulse and was trying to keep him alert and that's really all you can do for him at that time."

Latonya Bryers said, "I thank God for the taxi driver because if it wasn't for him, he probably would've just died right there."

While the women pray someone will come forward with information, they reflect on the positive things about their father. "He had high confidence," Latonya said of her father.

The sisters laughed: "He had the most beautiful daughters, he was the most handsome man ever, just beautiful daughters." Their laughter faded to silence.

"I can't believe it. I should see him. I see him all the time," Samuels said.

The pair prays someone will give the right information to police.

"If they have anything, if they know anything, come forward. We just want to know why and who did it," Latonya said.

Samuels added, "It just lets people know that he had somebody that cared for him and you took him away from us."

The sisters said their father had just celebrated a birthday June 14. As of Sunday afternoon, police haven't arrested or charged anyone. If you have information that can help detectives, call Crimestoppers at 474-TIPS.

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