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The victim, a 40-year-old, free-lance pilot, was last seen on April 6, 1980, at a bar inside the Holiday Inn Hotel at I-29 and 291 Highway. The victim responded to the bar to meet a man who wanted to hire him for a job flying parts to oil fields in Oklahoma City. The victim arrived at the bar at approximately 7:30 p.m. and met with an individual who identified himself as Pete Peterson. The victim left the bar with subject Peterson and never returned. Subject Peterson returned to the bar at approximately 9 p.m. dressed in different clothing.
The victim’s body was discovered May 4, 1980, in a partially wooded area at N. 108th and Skyview. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was involved in a highly contested divorce involving custody of his children. The victim’s wife and mother in-law made threats to harm the him. The victim’s vehicle was discovered abandoned in long-term parking lot “E” at KCI Airport on April 8, 1980. A heavy concentration of blood was found on the passenger-side floor of the vehicle.
Anyone with information that can help solve this case is asked to call the Cold Case Squad at 816-234-5136.