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 >
Tuesday, February 12 2013 5:20 PM EST2013-02-12 22:20:40 GMT
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 somehow his beloved dog, Frankie, managed to getMore >
Those who knew Peter Belmont are shocked and horrified to learn that the popular and respected dog breeder was found slain inside his home. His beloved dog was hit by a car and needs surgery. More >
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -
The Westminster Kennel Club dog show happening this week in New York City is missing a prominent dog show trainer.
Peter Belmont, 69, He was murdered in his Kansas City, KS, home near 115th Street and Leavenworth Road on Dec. 16.
His sister, Kathleen Belmonte, lives in Massachusetts and spoke over the phone about her brother. While Peter and Kathleen's birth certificates spell their last names differently, it doesn't change how close the siblings were.
"If you saw the inside of his house, the awards and ribbons, it would really take you back. It was just incredible. Incredible," Kathleen Belmonte said.
No arrests have been made in the case, and Belmont's family is stepping up with more cash to help catch his killer.
"Yeah, Peter would have been there. He knew everyone there. That was his thing," Belmonte said. "His dogs were his whole life, even as a kid."
An Afghan hound was one of Belmont's show dogs that got out of his yard after his murder and was found injured. It's now being taken care of by a new owner.
Belmont was known internationally for dedicating his life to training and competing with the exotic Afghan hounds.
Two months after his murder, his family still has no idea who would take his life.
"None. None. Terrible. Terrible. Motive - I don't know, I don't have a mind of a killer, who knows. Who knows why people do these things. I have no idea," Belmonte said when asked if her family has any indication of who would kill her brother.
Kansas City, KS, police said Belmont's van that was taken from his home along with other personal belongings has been recovered.
His family wants justice so they pooled their money together and have increased the Crimestoppers reward money to $5,000.
"Whatever it takes, and if you know anything and want your conscience cleared, you know. I don't know how you sleep with that at night, with that on your head or the person who did this. I don't know why. I don't know the motive. I have no idea," Belmonte said. "My family is deeply concerned and saddened by Peter's death, and we felt that this would help the KCK city police."
Officials with the Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline said that, so far, only two tips have come in about Belmont's death. His family hopes the increased reward money will help push more calls to come in.
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:08 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:08:59 GMT
Two Bristol men were arrested for allegedly stealing $25,000 worth of scrap metal from a business in Southington.Gary M. Desrochers and Nicholas B. Marin are accused of stealing 39,000 pounds of "tool-gradeMore >
Two Bristol men were arrested for allegedly stealing $25,000 worth of scrap metal from a business in Southington.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:03:06 GMT
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered. Alyssiah Wiley was last seen since April 20 when she said she wasMore >
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:46 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:46:33 GMT
ESPN says that it is cutting its workforce. The sports media giant said in a statement Tuesday: "We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs."More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:26:23 GMT
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the all of northern Connecticut until 9 p.m.National Weather Service officials said people should be on the lookout for threatening weather and to pay attentionMore >
Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Litchfield county Tuesday evening as severe weather moved into the state.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-21 15:55:17 GMT
A 18-month old baby was found not breathing at a home in Enfield Monday afternoon.Officers were called to a home on Cottage Green in the Thompsonville section of the city. Investigators found the babyMore >
Enfield police said they were investigating the death of a 19-month-old boy that was reported Monday evening.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:12:34 GMT
Wallingford police are looking into three college-aged girls who are going door to door looking to make more than just a sale, they're looking for a place to stay.Neighbors from East Side Drive, MeadowMore >
Wallingford police are looking into three college-aged girls who are going door-to-door looking to make more than just a sale, they're looking for a place to stay.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:07 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:07:17 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >