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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2004

    Tipster turns down $40,000 reward

    An anonymous tipster who was eligible to receive a $40,000 reward for providing information that led to an arrest in a murder case has turned the money down, asking that it go instead to a charity established in the victim's name. ..........
    Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old college student, was strangled two years ago while working at a swimming pool in Leawood, Kan., an affluent Kansas City suburb. The widely publicized case generated thousands of leads, yet none of the tips produced an arrest.

    But information provided by an anonymous caller led to the arrest last month of Benjamin Appleby, a former resident of the Kansas City area who was captured in Connecticut, where he was living under another name.

    Appleby, 29, is charged with capital murder and attempted rape. He is being held on $1 million bond.

    Crime Stoppers, a Kansas City agency that operates a hot line to help solve crimes, announced Monday that the tipster who provided the key information asked that the $40,000 go to the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation, which offers scholarships to high school students and self-defense training.

    The victim's father, Roger Kemp, said he was "floored" at the news. "It just goes to show how wonderful people in Kansas City are," he said.

    Crime Stoppers coordinator Craig Sarver said officials do not know the identity of any tipsters. "Everything is truly anonymous," Sarver said. "We give them code numbers".


    Wow!!!!!! Not many people could turn down 40 grand!
    Not only did they help catch the guy they turned down the money-amazing!
    The saints are the sinners who keep trying...

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    In heels
    I remember this case! Thank God the got the creep that killed this lovely girl.

    This is Ali's Website

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Double blessings. The murderer will be brought to justice and the money going to a good organization.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Thank you for posting this! This tipster was a truly remarkable person. He not only assisted in bringing the murderer to justice (and I am sure that earned him the family's and LE's gratitude) he then donates the entire $40,000 to the charity set up in her name. This is truly one remarkable person. It helps to remind me that there are good people out there too.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    What a great story, some people just know.... you get your real rewards in heaven!


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