Teams of detectives are pouring over new and old leads in a 10-year-old, unsolved murder case. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up efforts to solve the murder of David “Ray” Ninemire.
Ninemire, store manager, was finishing a shift at Westwood Apple Market at 6 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2003, when he heard a female employee scream. She had been grabbed from behind by a male assailant, and Ninemire rushed to her aid. The assailant shot Ninemire in the right thigh, severing his femoral artery.
After shooting Ninemire, the subject walked to the store’s exit where he shot a customer entering the store. The assailant was last seen walking east from Westwood Apple Market along west 47th Street and then heading north onto Lloyd Street in Kansas City, Kan.
The suspect was described as a white male, approximately five feet, five-inches tall with a thin build. Investigators believe he was wearing a disguise. Witnesses said the suspect was wearing a top hat, fake beard pulled high on his face, a medium-length black coat and black pants.
There is a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for Ninemire’s murder. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the TIPS hotline at (816)474-TIPS or the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office at (913)715-5560.