Lexington Police and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Announce Partnership to Help Solve Unsolved Homicides

This summer, Lexington Police and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers are pledging $10,000 in reward

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – This summer, Lexington Police and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers are working together to help solve unsolved homicide cases in Lexington starting this year, and they want your help in bringing justice to people of our communities who have been affected by the violence.

According to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, eight homicide cases so far in 2022 remain unsolved in Lexington.

On Monday morning, Bluegrass Crime Stoppers announced a partnership with the Lexington Police Department over the next three months, committing $10,000 to help solve some of the cases still open.

The money will be donated to people in the community who help Lexington Police and Bluegrass Crime Stoppers solve cases. According to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, any advice from the public, which can be given anonymously, that leads to an arrest and closure of a case will receive $2,500.

According to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers, the money comes entirely from its annual Golf Scramble event, and the initiative was launched due to the higher number of homicides this year and the strain of the pandemic on police department resources.

Bluegrass Crime Stoppers says it’s confident members of the community can help solve these open crimes, hoping that increased reward money will help people provide information.

“It takes a community to keep a community safe. Everyone works together, everyone finds what they can do, and we look at it as Crime Stoppers, ‘What can we do to help?’ We are looking at other cities and other Crime Stoppers programs and they have increased their reward amount. By doing this, you see tips coming in. Money talks. People want to get paid, they want to stay anonymous, so increasing that amount is going to help a lot,” said Detective Anthony DeLimpo of Bluegrass Crime Stoppers.

You can submit a tip to any open case anonymously – your information will not be collected or tracked – at p3tips.com or you can call Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020.

Mark M. Gagnon