Reward Offered To help Find Driver In Fatal Clay County Hit And Run

A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the driver who struck and killed 30-year-old John Paul Scheidecker in the early morning hours of July 30 in Clay County.

Scheidecker’s family is offering the reward through the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information about the incident can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477) or reporting it online.

Deputies were dispatched to the area of northeast 120th Street between A Highway and Fishing River Road at 3:54 A.M. Sunday, July 30, where they found Scheidecker’s body. Authroities say Scheidecker had pulled over and was outside his vehicle when he was hit.

The suspect vehicle did not stop.

Investigators have pursued a variety of leads of but still need more information to identify a suspect.