Manhunt on for escaped teen who was serving time at juvenile facility for killing Grandview dad

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The hunt is on for a teenager who murdered a Grandview man two years ago. FOX 4 has learned the 16-year-old escaped from a Northland juvenile facility where he was serving time.

Jordan Ray was only 14 years old when police say he shot and killed Greg Moody. Police sources tell FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that on Tuesday night, the now 16-year-old ran out of the front door at the Northwest Regional Youth Center at 4901 NE Barry Road, hopped in a waiting car and got away.


Greg "Pops" Moody was shot and killed in Grandview on June 30, 2014.

Investigators say back on June 30, 2014, Moody was talking to Ray and trying to take back a gun the boy was holding when Ray shot the Grandview father in his chest and killed him outside his home.

Moody, known in his neighborhood as “Pops,” was married and had four kids. His widow told FOX 4 that she’s terrified and shocked to hear that Ray escaped from the facility, which is surrounded by a number of surveillance cameras and high fences.

FOX 4 has asked multiple agencies, police and the courts, for a picture of Ray to share with the public, but so far no one has provided us with that.

FOX 4 has also reached out to a spokesperson with the Missouri Department of Social Services, but our calls haven’t been returned yet.